$8.3 million fund to clean up oceans of ghost fishing gear
The Canadian Government is putting $8.3 million into cleaning up ghost gear at home and internationally. Image: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

$8.3 million fund to clean up oceans of ghost fishing gear

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada is funding 26 projects in Canada and around the world to help rid the oceans of this destructive litter. The $8.3 million Sustainable Fisheries Solutions and…

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Recycling ghost gear in Thailand
The Norwegian Retailers’ Environment Fund is funding ghost net disposal in Thailand. Image: EJF

Recycling ghost gear in Thailand

The Net Free Seas project – run by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) and funded by the Norwegian Retailers’ Environment Fund – is aiming to rid Thailand’s waters of deadly…

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1200 snow crab traps retrieved from the Barents Sea
1200 lost snow crab traps have been retrieved this week, along with 50,000 metres of pot rope. Image: Directorate of Fisheries

1200 snow crab traps retrieved from the Barents Sea

Over the last week the clean-up programme run by the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries with leased clean-up vessel Liafjord has lifted 1200 snow crab traps and around 50,000 metres of…

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NetTag aims to track lost fishing gear
The international NetTag initiative aims to reduce ghost fishing gear

NetTag aims to track lost fishing gear

A miniature transponder that can be attached to fishing gear is being developed and trialled as part of a project aimed at reducing ghost fishing. The acoustic devices attached to…

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Searching for ghost fishing gear in Finnish waters
Fishing gear that is worn out, no longer complies with regulations or is otherwise unusable has accumulated in fishing harbours. Image: ©Markku Saiha/Paapuuri Oy

Searching for ghost fishing gear in Finnish waters

Harmful to animals and constituting a part of the problem of the marine plastic, the extent of ghost nets in the Bothnian Sea is being investigated by the Finnish Environment…

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