Our volunteer divers just never stop! On 27-28 December the Ghost Fishing Greece divers closed down the year with a successful diving trip and manage to remove two big pieces of ghost nets from a shipwreck in the Gulf of Corinth in Greece. This was the 5th dive this year on the shipwreck “Stymfalia”. In spite […]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 25-26 November the Ghost Fishing Greece divers did again an important job. Two big pieces of ghost nets are now out of the sea from a shipwreck lying off in the Gulf of Corinth in Greece! The photos and video below show perfectly the problem of ghost fishing… The ghost nets continue to catch […]Read More
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
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