The first diving mission of 2017 in Greece has been very successful! Our Greek divers kicked off the Healthy Seas diving season in Greece on 8 July with the first ghost net removal action of the year. The target area was a group of islets known as the Lichadonisia, which is a hotspot for biodiversity. […]Read More
Greece is the home of many endangered species, including sea turtles, seals and dolphins, which hugely contributes to the ecological importance of the seas in the Mediterranean. Since May 2015 Healthy Seas and MEDASSET have agreed to join forces in the battle against marine litter. We work together to reduce the harm fishnets cause by involving divers, fishermen and other stakeholders in Greece.
Fishermen are encouraged to collect and dispose of their old fishing nets on land, and the first collection points have been established in the harbours of Mikrolimano, Alimos and Perama. The first clean-up diving actions were performed by the Innerspace Explorers Greece diving team, at the MV Pylaros shipwreck close to Alimos coast in Attica at the depth of 55 meters recovering ghost nets.
Great news from Italy! Watch the latest video from Portofino Divers about a clean-up dive in the Portofino Marine Protected Area! They are dedicated for the conservation of the reefs and did already several ghost fishing net recovering in the marine park. We are looking forward to have joint projects in Italy. Photos © Bruno […]Read More
Last weekend our Greek divers did it again! On 3 December they returned to Patroklos island and after a successful clean-up action, with the help of a crane they managed to collect over two tons of abandoned nets from an old fishing farm. Since this was the last diving trip of 2016, on behalf of […]Read More
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 […]Read More