On 5-6 October 2017, global leaders are invited in Malta to commit to new actions to ensure sustainable fisheries, to mitigate climate change impacts, to announce new marine protected areas and to fight marine pollution in the framework of the ‘Our Ocean’ conference. Healthy Seas and its partners were organizing various side events in Malta, […]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.
On 10 October over 13 tons of waste fishing nets were transported to recycling from Greece, thanks to DIOPAS, a new partner of Healthy Seas in Greece. This major step marks the start of cooperation to bring the old fishing nets from Greek fishermen and fish farmers into the recycling process and so to ensure […]Read More
Thanks to our partners in Greece MEDASSET-Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles and the Greek fisheries school Enaleia, this week fishermen in four islands are learning about marine litter, ghost nets, recycling, circular economy, ECONYL® and the solution what Healthy Seas offers. Awareness raising is key for change! Healthy Seas is not only focusing […]Read More
What an amazing diving trip we had near Salamina island, Greece last week! On 2-3 September together with Ghost Fishing and and Ghost Fishing Greece divers, we removed huge amount of ghost nets from the “Aghios Markos” shipwreck and released a few entangled marine animals, thus made the seas a cleaner and safer place. Many […]Read More