On Wednesday 25th January, around 120 children and parents from the Annie M.G. Schmidtschool and day-care centre 2Samen participated in our Healthy Seas beach clean-up. They bravely faced the cold for more than an hour, collecting over 330 kilograms of litter from the Dutch beach of Scheveningen. Upon return they weighed their bags at the […]Read More
One severe threat to the ecosystem of the North Sea is ghost fishing with its significantly negative effect on over-exploited fish species. In addition, large amounts of lost or abandoned plummets and hooks cause lead deposits that contribute to the pollution of the North Sea.
As shipwrecks are very important for marine biodiversity, Healthy Seas started cleaning up waste nets from some of the 56 wrecks in the Dutch and Belgian North Sea. The recovered fishnets are stored in a reception facility in Oostende, Belgium, and Stellendam, the Netherlands.
… sometimes they rise from the ocean. In pursuit of innovative and sustainable solutions for marine plastic waste, the Circular Ocean project seeks to inspire enterprises and entreprenuers to realise the hidden opportunities of discarded fishing nets and ropes in the Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) region. Circular Ocean runs for three years (2015-2018). Healthy […]Read More
On 13 August, the Dutch fishing community of Texel, the municipality of Texel, and Healthy Seas signed a cooperation agreement in Oudenschild, on the island of Texel in the Netherlands. This agreement marks the start of cooperation to bring the old fishing nets from Texel into the Healthy Seas recycling process and so to ensure […]Read More
What a perfect day at and in the North Sea we had on 24 July 2016! The calm sea and a sight underwater of around 20 meters made the trip exceptional and the job a lot easier than usual. Our Ghost Fishing diving team made two dives of 30 meters depth at the Rode Poon, […]Read More