THE HEALTHY SEAS
Our partnership with Healthy Seas and their 1% for the planet initiative helps aid in programs and plans for cleaner seas, wildlife protection and the recycling of valuable resources.
- Clean-up activities for the removal of ghost fishing nets and marine debris.
- Storage and transportation of collected marine litter to recycling plants.
- Awareness-raising campaigns and educational programs.
- Cooperation with the fishing industry and other stakeholders on preventive measures.
Volunteer divers collecting giant ghostnets from the depths of the ocean. "It's a difficult and dangerous job and our divers are often working with very bad visibility. Every year some 640,000 tonnes of lost fishing gear are left in our seas and oceans. It’s plastic waste which doesn’t biodegrade." - Credit The Healthy Seas. Photography by Cees Kassenberg
"Millions of marine animals, including dolphins, seals, turtles and seabirds suffer because of entanglement in these nets which leads to serious injuries and death eventually."