17 Mar 2020 Education

A fun game to play with your kids while teaching them about ghost nets! Instructions: Each team is given a set of cards. Each card illustrates an event leading to fishing nets becoming ghost nets. Each team is asked to put the cards in order and narrate the events that take place before and after […]

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25 Feb 2020 Events, North Sea, Education

Healthy Seas champions the three pillars of sustainability and strives to make a positive and long-lasting impact to the marine environment, through education and awareness-raising. Together with our partner the Herpetofauna Foundation, we visit schools in the Netherland and Belgium, to inspire the next generation of ocean rescuers. In January and February 2020, we carried […]

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29 Nov 2019 Blog, News, North Sea, Education

In the last month, together with our long-standing partner, the Herpetofauna Foundation, we kicked-off 2 school programmes in Belgium and the Netherlands. During our first visit to the schools, we made presentations and played interactive games to educate the children about plastic pollution, ghost nets and the threats that they present for many animals. The students […]

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Thanks to our partner Enaleia, unemployed young people in Greece are educated about sustainable fisheries and fishing tourism. Enaleia is a social enterprise aiming to make the marine ecosystem sustainable. They created the first professional fishing school in Greece in 2016 and have been our partner since 2017. Thanks to our cooperation, the students are […]

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  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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