We’re all in it together for a sea change

with a fixed eye on sustainability in both an environmental and an economic sense.
Our Model offers a solution to a marine problem, now and for the future.

NGO

Marine protection

Action against waste fishing nets

We recover fishing nets with
volunteer divers, prevent
marine litter and raise
awareness

Regeneration

ECONYL® Regeneration System

From fishing nets to yarn

The waste nets are brought to the
Aquafil plant for transformation,
together with other discarded nylon,
into ECONYL® regenerated nylon
for the fashion and interior
industries.

Products

Brand new products

Sustainable textiles

Fashion and interior industries
use the high quality ECONYL®
yarn for brand new apparel,
carpets and special projects
made with nylon.

Founding Partners

Aquafil Group

Since 1969, the Aquafil Group has been a leading player, both in Italy and globally, in the production of Nylon 6. In 2011 Aquafil developed and launched the ECONYL® Regeneration System. Thanks to this groundbreaking process, the fishing nets recovered by the Healthy Seas initiative can be regenerated into ECONYL® nylon yarn. The yarn is used for the production of sustainable apparel and carpet products.

www.aquafil.com

www.econyl.com

Star Sock

Star Sock, established in 1996, has become a trusted sock-partner for the international retail market. With a focus on sport and lifestyle, it holds licenses for several well-known brands. Its philosophy is made up of four Ps: professional, positive, passion and pleasure. Star Sock is the first company to have given new life to the fishnets that Healthy Seas recovered by using ECONYL® regenerated yarn for their socks.

www.starsock.nl

Ghost Fishing

Ghost Fishing is the world’s leading expert organization on lost fishing gear removal. Ghost Fishing is responsible for the daily coordination of Healthy Seas and mobilizes its wide international and local networks. With the help of dedicated diving teams, Ghost Fishing coordinates the recovery of abandoned fishing nets and runs regular activities to raise awareness among the public, fishing industry and local communities.

www.ghostfishing.org

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Eric Roosen, Owner/Director at StarSock

Eric Roosen, Owner/Director at StarSock

Fabrizio Calenti, General Manager of NTF business unit Aquafil Spa

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Maria Giovanna Sandrini, Brand&Corporate Communication Aquafil Spa

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Giulio Bonazzi, Chairman and CEO of Aquafil SpA

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Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Healthy Seas Ambassador

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Veronika Mikos, Project Coordinator Healthy Seas

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Samara Croci, Brand&Communication, Aquafil

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Pascal van Erp, Diving Coordinator Healthy Seas

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Annet van Aarsen, Diver

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Bas Poelmann, Diver

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Cas Renooij, Diver

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Giorgos Kolikis, Diver

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Areti Kominou, Diver and Underwater Photographer

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Nikos Karatzas, Diver

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Tasos Tsalavoutas, Diver

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Evi Polychroniadou, Supporter of Healthy Seas (Architect / Interior Designer)

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Øistein Aleksandersen, CEO of Norsk Fiskeriretur (Nofir) AS

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Geir Henning Risholm, CEO of Egersund Net AS

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Jenny Ioannou, Communications Coordinator

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Katerina Tsikalaki, Biologist, Healthy Seas Education Programme Facilitator

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Irini Dimitriou, Museologist, Healthy Seas Education Programme Facilitaror

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Ted Huikeshoven, Diver

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Hans van der Plas, Diver

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Ad Groenenberg, Diver

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Rutger-Jan Hoogerdijk, Diver

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George Papaspyrou, Supporter of Healthy Seas

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Klemen Leonard, Student Ambassador Healthy Seas

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Martyna Zajder, Public relations and marketing manager, Nofir

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Ron Baars, Diver

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Pim Jonker, Diver

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Tasos Hadjiliadis, Diver

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Lefteris Arapaki, Co-Founder & Director, ENALEIA

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Nopi Romanidou, Ally Managing Director / DoitEco Organiser, Ambassador Healthy Seas

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Nicole Kaufmann, Volunteer Graphic Designer

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Rob Wolters, Chief Executive of ECNC Land & Sea Group

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Robert Steenbergen, ECNC Land & Sea Group

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You have the power to help clean the seas and save our marine wildlife.