IAGC and Healthy Seas announce ocean ghostnet clean-up partnership
On 5 December 2016, the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC), the global trade association representing all segments of the geophysical industry essential to discovering and delivering the world’s energy resources, announced an ocean ghostnet clean-up partnership with Healthy Seas. The partnership improves upon the IAGC’s Ghost Net Initiative and Healthy Seas’ aim to clean the oceans and seas of derelict fishnets responsible for the unnecessary death of marine animals and to recycle this debris into high-quality yarn. The partnership allows both organizations to expand their efforts and to coordinate on specific marine debris clean-up projects.
The IAGC has been the global voice for the geophysical industry for more than 45 years and launched its Ghost Net Initiative in June 2016.
‘We are proud to partner with Healthy Seas,’ said Nikki Martin, IAGC President. ‘The industry has made great contributions during offshore surveys in cleaning up debris and removing ghost nets and derelict fishing gear, a growing issue in our marine environment. We believe this new partnership is a perfect fit for our member companies conducting marine seismic surveys and is a win-win for all marine environment stakeholders.’
Read the full press release here.