Healthy Seas

Europe

Region Active

Europe, Pacific

Environmental group

2013

Activity

Marine pollution, Plastic pollution, Marine debris, Fishing gear, Ghost gear, Ocean cleanups, Ghost fishing

Description

Healthy Seas was founded to tackle the ghost fishing phenomenon that is responsible for the needless death of marine animals. They remove waste from the seas, in particular fishing nets, which are then regenerated into new textile products such as socks, swimwear and carpets. They achieve this through cleanups with volunteer divers and by working with stakeholders of the fishing sector toward marine litter prevention. Since their inception, in 2013, Healthy Seas has collected 585 tons of waste nets. They currently have operations in the North Sea, the Red Sea, the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Baltic Seas and the Pacific Ocean.