Healthy Seas’ latest main diving event for the recovery of ghost fishing nets took place from August 25th to September 2nd. It was our first trip back to Croatia since 2014 and we were eager to find out if the work we performed on the Argo shipwreck 5 years ago had a lasting effect. Besides […]Read More
The Adriatic Sea with its delicate reefs and plentiful wrecks provides habitat to many marine species and poses a particular challenge to our clean-up activities.
In cooperation with our partner DeFishGear, our diving team cleans up derelict fishing gear from reefs and selected wrecks in Croatia and Italy. Furthermore we established a waste fishing net reception facility in the port of Ancona. Here the fisherman communities from the ports of Ancona, Cattolica and Molfetta in Italy store their waste fishing nets.
As part of the Adriatic Sea pilot, we will increase our cooperation with fishermen communities across Italy, Slovenia and Croatia to raise awareness and collect their waste fishing nets. Also, we are identifying other suitable locations for clean-up actions in the Adriatic region.
We are proud to present our results of the last five years! To date Healthy Seas collected 375 tons, that’s 826.000 pounds of nets and lost fishing gear with the help of divers and fishermen. Many marine animals have been rescued and many cases of trapped animals we have prevented. This amount of nets equals […]Read More
Last year’s results are published and they look very encouraging! We created many new and valuable partnerships, which helped us collecting much higher numbers of nets, raising more awareness and bringing a larger range of recycled products to the market. A huge thank you to all of our partners and supporters who made this possible! […]Read More
One year after the start-up of the regional pilot project jointly promoted by Healthy Seas and DeFishGear, the first load of abandoned and discarded fishing nets has been collected at Ancona harbour and sent for transport. The fishing nets will be taken to the Aquafil plant in Slovenia, where they will be regenerated into the […]Read More