05 May 2019

HEALTHY SEAS – An exciting weekend in blooming Cornwall with Ghost Fishing UK

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By North Sea


Thanks to heightened interest in the work of Healthy Seas, we are able to achieve more by increasing the frequency of our activities as well as expanding our geographic reach. This year, we are very happy to be working more closely with Ghost Fishing UK, to recover ghost fishing nets from various locations all over the United Kingdom.

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The wreck lies at 20-26 meters depth and our underwater surveys have established that it is covered by big bundles of nets, lobster pots, and other lost fishing gear. The recovered fishing nets will be sent for sorting to Nofir A.S and on to Aquafil, for regeneration into ECONYL® yarn, the basis for new sustainable products.

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