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NGO cleans up contaminated Greek seas

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The operation lasted ten days and targeted waters near Ithaca and Patras, where around 30 tonnes of nets and waste had collected.


For the third year, the Dutch non-profit organisation Healthy Seas returned to the Greek island of Ithaca to reclaim waters polluted and rendered dangerous by abandoned fish farms.

The island has two "ghost farms" that have sat abandoned for more than a decade. 

They release debris, plastics, and pollutants into the marine environment, disrupting ecosystems and endangering flora and fauna.

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