Upcoming ghost net removal action in Greece

13 November 2017

This weekend, on 18-19 November our divers in Greece will return to the Corinthian Gulf for more ghost net removal.

In July, the Ghost Fishing Greece divers removed big amount of ghost nets around 40m length and about 400kg from a shipwreck. The recovered nets were creating not only a death trap for all kinds of marine creatures in the area (including seals, turtles, dolphins etc) but were also contributing to the general degradation of the Gulf’s ecosystem, making the argument for taking remedial action compelling. Because of the mass of ghost nets they have to return again to continue with the clean up and remove this death trap for marine animals completely.

As a final step, the waste fishing nets will get a new life. The recovered fishing nets will be transformed and regenerated into ECONYL® yarn, a high-quality raw material used to create new products, such as socks, swimwear or carpets. Healthy Seas provides a showcase at European level for circular economy while highlighting that ‘waste is too valuable to be wasted’.

Korinthian Gulf clean-up mission, Greece, July 2017

Related Post

19 Jun 2019 Blog, News, Partner

We love to partner with small brands because we find that most of the time their founders are idealists who are very committed to protecting the environment. Plus we meet a lot of passionate people from all over the world who support our work and want to become part of the Healthy Seas story. Such […]

Read More
17 Jun 2019 Blog, Press, Partner

Healthy Seas is delighted to be part of OVS‘ #wecare programme, which since 2016 has been bringing together the sustainability actions put in place by the brand. “The #wecare programme at OVS touches on every corporate aspect of sustainability,” says Simone Colombo, Head of Corporate Sustainability – “What this means for OVS is taking care […]

Read More

  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 […]

Read More
23 May 2019 Blog, Partner

We are excited to welcome The Other Bag to our list of partners. By donating 1% of their profits from every sale, The Other Bag will be helping us do more work to protect the seas from derelict fishing gear. Claire Davey, co-founder of the brand, explains their motivation for joining Healthy Seas and why it […]

Read More