Sunday , October 2 2022

Tonnes of abandoned nets on the ridge near the hippopotamus colony



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One ton of abandoned grids were taken from the bottom of Stratonia to Chalkidiki to three dives taking place on a ridge near one of the rare hippocampal colonies in Greece, members of Ghost Fishing Greece and Healthi Seas.

From Stratonios, "ghosts" will switch to DIOPAS SA, a company that cooperates with healthy seas for collecting waste grids, and Nofir will clean them and finish them at the Akuafil factory where they will turn into high quality yarns, the basis for new sustainable products such as bathing costumes, carpets and more. However, according to Nikos Karatzas, the head of Ghost Fishing Greece, "although the ridge is cleansed by a large number of networks, it remains at the bottom."

The group, which consisted of 6 divers, removed about 30% of the net that covered the ridge, while another ridge covered by the net, estimated to be there for 3-4 years and will be the goal of the next mission of the organization.

At the same time, with diving action, Healthy has implemented an educational program "In Depth Netvork", at the Stratoni Cultural Center, for community children.

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