Team Ghost Fishing is part of the Healthy Seas initiative
Removal of ghost nets is an important matter, but just as important is the proper disposal of these materials, which is a collection of various raw materials and dirt. We are therefore very pleased with initiatives which combine such processes together in one project.
The main objective of the Healthy Seas initiative remove waste, in particular fishing nets and other marine litter, from the seas for the purpose of recycling these into textile products. To achieve this, divers from Healthy Seas will salvage lost and discarded fishing gear from Dutch North Sea wrecks.
Team Ghost Fishing will execute these diving trips and support Healthy Seas in their mission. We are proud to work together in this project, -for the first time in history- lost or discarded fishing gear is taken from the sea and will be reused as raw materials for new products. The fishnets collected by Ghost Fishing divers enter into the ECONYL ® Regeneration System via the Healthy Seas Initiative.
You can follow us in this unique mission on our Facebook page and this website. We thank all involved partners for their confidence in our team!