The Adriatic Sea with its delicate reefs and plentiful wrecks provides habitat to many marine species and poses a particular challenge to our cleanup activities.
The northern Adriatic Sea is one of the most eutrophic and overfished basins in the Mediterranean Sea. Bottlenose dolphins are among the few predators regularly present in the area. Their population is established to be in a vulnerable condition, threatened by habitat degradation, food depletion and unintentional catches by fisheries.
We continue to increase our cooperation with divers and fishermen communities across Italy, Slovenia and Croatia to raise awareness and collect their waste fishing nets.