Too often we see emblematic species like whales and sea turtles being killed by ghost nets in areas such as Southern Italy. After holding 2 main events in the Aeolian Islands in 2018 and 2019, we are especially proud that with help from our partner, the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund, we have established a regular cooperation with diving groups in Lipari and Vulcano Islands as well as storage facility for the useless nets.
Greece is home to many endangered species, including sea turtles, seals and dolphins, which contributes to the ecological significance of the Mediterranean Sea. We work together with Ghost Diving Greece and Enaleia Fishing School to reduce the harm old fishing nets cause. Fishermen are encouraged to collect and dispose of their useless fishing nets on land, and collection points have been established in the harbours of Piraeus, Mikrolimano, and Michaniona.
Through our collaboration with Diopas, waste fishing nets from fisheries and fish farms are also collected in Northern Greece and transported for regeneration.
The diving team in Greece is busy almost all year round with net removals at various locations around the Aegean Sea. In addition, Healthy Seas carries out education programmes at prestigious venues such as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
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