Our Greek divers are working at full speed

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02 December 2016

Our volunteer divers in Greece are at full speed. After a successful clean-up action at a shipwreck near Patroklos island last month, now they returned to recover ghost nets which were left there by an old fish farm.

The diving team managed to collect over 1,5 tons of abandoned nets during two dives. They were removing two big pieces of ghost nets, around 1 ton each with the help of a crane from the fish farm. This is a perfect example for cooperation between various stakeholders while showing that clean and healthy seas are the interest of all of us. Let’s keep Patroklos island clean together!

Here is a stunning video about this exciting and great challenge:

Nets, nets and more nets… In the meantime, our divers are preparing to return to Patroklos island next weekend in order to remove some other big pieces of old fish farming nets, so that they won’t pose a threat any longer for marine life.

At the same time, this will be the last Healthy Seas clean-up action of the year. We wish them good luck and a last big catch of 2016! On behalf of Healthy Seas and our partners we thank all divers for their tremendous efforts throughout the year.

Video & Editing: Giorgos Kolikis
Photography: Areti Kominou

Special thanks to:
www.medasset.org
www.aquatec.gr
www.ghostfishing.org

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