Ghostfishing Foundation 2014

Every dive, scuba divers are confronted with ‘ghost fishing’, a serious problem – not only for marine life, but also for divers, who can get entangled in abandoned fishing gear. But we can do something about it by cleaning up! 

End of salvage season North Sea: 29,000 kg of nets collected

The last salvage trip of the season we collected 6,000 kg of nets from the North Sea. This brings the total for the year to 29,000 kg of nets recovered and collected in the Dutch and Belgian North Sea and offered for recycling. This is almost 10,000 kg more than last year!

In 2014, two depots have been opened to store the salvaged nets on land. In addition, a special facility has been opened for fishermen to hand in their old nets. With these partners we are working together towards a cleaner and healthier sea. 

Have a look at the 2014 season!

 

 

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