We currently work in the following regions:

Mediterranean Sea

Greece is the home of many endangered species, including sea turtles, seals and dolphins, which greatly contributes to the ecological importance of the seas in the Mediterranean. We work together with Ghost Fishing Greece and Enaleia to reduce the harm fishing nets cause by involving divers, fishermen and other stakeholders in Greece.

Fishermen are encouraged to collect and dispose of their old fishing nets on land, and the collection points have been established in the harbours of Piraeus, Mikrolimano, Alimos and Michaniona. The diving team in Greece is busy almost all year round with net removals at various locations around the Aegean Sea.

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

  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 […]

  On 18th – 20th May 2019, for the second year in succession, our initiative returned to Stratoni, a small fishing town in Northern Greece, to finish cleaning up a spot inhabited by rich marine biodiversity and which, up to recently, was polluted with an estimated 3 tons of ghost nets. Last November, the diving […]

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 […]

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 […]

Last weekend, together with Ghost Fishing Greece, over 1 ton of ghost nets was removed from the seabed of Stratoni, Chalkidiki in Northern Greece. The area hosts one of Greece’s few seahorse colonies so when we found out that a huge ghost net was jeopardising this unique marine habitat, we jumped at the chance to do […]

From 3-5 November, together with the Greek chapter of the Ghost Fishing Foundation we are carrying out a ghost net recovery mission at one of Greece’s few seahorse colonies. During the 3-day mission, the divers will also target a unique reef which attracts plentiful sea life. In the past few years, the reef is covered by fishing […]

On Sunday, September 16th, the team of Ghost Fishing Greece supported by the Municipality of Fournoi Korseon, Korseai- Institute of Historical and Archaeological Research, the Professional Fisherman Association of Fournoi, Thimena Cultural Association and AquaTec Divers Training, carried out a ghost net removal mission in Fournoi, a complex of small Greek islands in the Northern […]

To celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th, 2018, Healthy Seas collaborated with Cousteau Divers and Pierre-Yves Cousteau on a very exciting mission in Santorini, Greece. The Healthy Seas team of expert volunteer divers from Ghost Fishing, supported by Atlantis Dive Center in Oia, recovered a huge ghost net measuring approximately 150 meters. What was […]