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
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.
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
Our Greek divers headed in July to a group of islets known as the Lichadonisia. The area is a hotspot for biodiversity and proposed to be part of the NATURA 2000 network in the future, since the highly endangered Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) is also living in this area. Check out this nice rapportage […]Read More
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