We currently work in the following regions:
Ghost fishing is a severe threat to the ecosystem of the North Sea with a significantly negative effect on over-exploited fish species. In addition, large amounts of lost or abandoned plummets and hooks cause lead deposits that contribute to the pollution of the North Sea.
As shipwrecks are very important for marine biodiversity, Healthy Seas started cleaning up waste nets from some of the wrecks in the Dutch, UK and Belgian North Sea. The recovered fishing nets are stored in a reception facility in Den Oever and Stellendam, in the Netherlands.