Together with our partners, Ghost Diving Spain and Hyundai Spain, we organised an underwater ghost net cleanup and education programme on June 9th and 10th, in Tossa de Mar.
Seventy students from the APA Ignasi Melé i Farré primary school were engaged in activities, including the innovative Healthy Seas Virtual Reality Experience, aiming at raising awareness on the ghost fishing phenomenon and circular economy.
The ghost net cleanup dive at “Muladera Rock” near Tossa de Mar was carried out by 5 volunteer divers who recovered a gill net measuring 40 meters. Gill nets look like “curtains of death” underwater, very dangerous and catching all kind of marine life. Our most spectacular animal releases and the saddest stories are all linked to these kind of nets.
Scientific studies indicate that the sea surrounding Barcelona is one of the three areas in Spain most polluted with plastics from fishing activity.