Many underwatercreatures fall victim to a slow deathride as they get entangled in these nets. We call this "ghost fishing".
North Sea Cleanup takes care that these trapped animals we encounter in the nets are carefully being freed and put back in their environment.
There are fishingnet in many different kinds and made from varying materials. Also do these salvaged nets often contain many fishing Lines and leads coming from line fishers. They got stuck particularly in the nets. Also these Lines and pieces of lead come in our seawater, if we leave it there.
As you can see in the picture we even find old batteries on the bottom of the sea. Clearly they don't belong there! Everybody understands how poisones this is!Bigger picture
The foundation North Sea Cleanup targets are, improvement of the environment in the North Sea, to recuperate old fishingnets, heavy metals and relevant waste. To recycle these materials where possible, without or with partners. Also create awareness that these waste materials need to be recuperated to create a sustainable natural environment enjoyable for everybody for long years to come. To motivate people to handle more carefull with waist in general and to simulate personal action for a cleaner environment in a wider perspective.
North Sea Cleanup is listed under the following name:
Name : Stichting Noordzee Nettenvrij/ Foundation North Sea Cleanup
Chamber of Commerce number: 61566063
Fiscal Number: 854394138
IBAN: NL29 TRIO 0198 0038 70
The present board consists of the following people.
Chairman: R. de Vos
Secretary: H. de Bloeme
Bookkeeper: R. Bisdom