An exciting weekend in blooming Cornwall with Ghost Fishing UK

05 May 2019

Thanks to heightened interest in the work of Healthy Seas, we are able to achieve more by increasing the frequency of our activities as well as expanding our geographic reach. This year, we are very happy to be working more closely with Ghost Fishing UK, to recover ghost fishing nets from various locations all over the United Kingdom.

Over the weekend of May 4-5, eight volunteer divers of Ghost Fishing UK are going after an old shipwreck called Epsilon, sunken in 1917 near Falmouth in Cornwall, South West England.  The wreck lies at 20-26 meters depth and our underwater surveys have established that it is covered by big bundles of nets, lobster pots, and other lost fishing gear. The recovered fishing nets will be sent for sorting to Nofir A.S and on to Aquafil, for regeneration into ECONYL® yarn, the basis for new sustainable products.

The BBC One Show also joined us on the trip making this UK Healthy Seas adventure all the more special.

 

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