Last week the first truck of Healthy Seas partner Nofir, stuffed with old fishnets, left Greece and headed to Slovenia. The more than 10 tons of nets were donated by the Greek fish farm Nireus Aquaculture S.A., also part of the Healthy Seas initiative. By bringing their waste nets into the Healthy Seas regeneration process which turns the nets into new and high-quality nylon, the fish farm contributes to a sustainable waste handling and lower climate impact.
On top of this considerable amount of waste nets, more will be added. The fishermen from the three fishing harbours of Mikrolimano, Alimos and Perama have been collecting their used fishing nets for more than half a year now. Also the Greek diving team was very active the last months, performing several clean-up dives and so collecting quite some ghostnets.
We’re very excited about all these Greek actions, and thank our committed partner Medasset for coordinating it so well!