We just got back from Lipari, a small island in the Aeolian Archipelago where together with Ghost Fishing, the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund and Blue Marine Foundation we carried out a 6-day long World Oceans Day mission, which resulted in cleaning up 5 tons of ghost nets from the seabed. The volunteer divers who came from […]

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On Thursday, April 4th, together with Herpetofauna Foundation, we visited the Floralaan Primary School in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Over 300 children and their parents came to see the educational programme which we organized to captivate their interest in ghost nets and our environmental work. The interactive event included diving equipment, fishing nets, sustainable products by […]

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In the past year, we had the privilege of being involved in 2 missions whose aim was not only to clean up the sea of lost fishing gear, but also to promote the need for the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Santorini (Greece) and the Aeolian Islands (Italy). Well-managed, well-sized, well-protected marine sanctuaries have proved […]

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15 Oct 2018 Blog, News, Education

In 2012, the “Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project” exhibition opened in the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. Since then, it has travelled to many countries all around the world. Lately, the Museum updated the exhibition to include Healthy Seas among other ocean conservation initiatives. The updated exhibition will tour in more than 15 countries […]

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20 Sep 2018 Blog, News, Events, North Sea, Education

Besides our regular diving ghost net recovery missions and collaboration with fishermen to prevent nets from becoming ocean litter, our marine protection work also focuses on educating the younger generation about plastic pollution. On September 18th, together with Grondstofjutters, Herpetofauna Foundation and Tarkett, we welcomed the children from the Basisschool Meander in Tilburg who together […]

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The Healthy Seas team together with Cousteau Divers and Ghost Fishing is in Santorini preparing for tomorrow’s big “Save Your Breath” event. Yesterday, we tested the high end live streaming equipment and connection, all sponsored by Seascape Subsea Technology and NanoCosmos. Everything worked perfectly, and we are very excited to share the ghost net dive […]

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Ghost nets kill millions of marine animals each year. On June 8th, World Oceans Day, Healthy Seas together with Cousteau Divers, with the support of Carvico S.p.A, will live stream from the island of Santorini in Greece, and show the world how divers remove these deadly traps. Expert divers from Ghost Fishing supported by Atlantis […]

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27 Apr 2018 Blog, News, Education

What happened with the 375 tons of fishing nets Healthy Seas recovered from the seas and oceans in the last 5 years? You might be wearing them! No longer harming marine life, the nets are regenerated into ECONYL® yarn, out of which sustainable fashion products are created. Find out more in the latest Medium article […]

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