Canada announces gear retrieval initiative
Canada’s Sustainable Fisheries Solutions and Retrieval Support Contribution Program will provide up to $8.3 million towards retrieving and disposing of harmful ghost gear

Canada announces gear retrieval initiative

In a concrete effort to address the challenge of plastic pollution, Darren Fisher, MP for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour and Andy Fillmore, MP for Halifax, have announced a new gear retrieval contribution…

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Fisherman and trawl reunited
Tor Inge Larsen’s lost shrimp trawl being brought aboard clean-up vessel Liafjord. Image: Fiskeridirektoratet

Fisherman and trawl reunited

A shrimp trawl worth NoK200,000 (€20,150) retrieved during the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries’ latest clean-up cruise has been reunited with its owner, Brønnøysund fisherman Tor Inge Larsen. He trawls for…

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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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Operation Ghost recovers traps and rope from the Gulf of St. Lawrence
More than a hundred lost traps and nine kilometres of pot rope were recovered during the three-day Operation Ghost. Image: Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Operation Ghost recovers traps and rope from the Gulf of St. Lawrence

As part of the Canadian government’s on-going efforts to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale, DFO fishery officers and members of the Canadian Coast Guard spent three days searching…

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Resqunit launches on Canadian market
Resqunit has set up in Canada with a new HQ in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Resqunit launches on Canadian market

Established in Norway in 2017, Resqunit has now set up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, with Deadliest Catch skipper Sig Hansen as the face of its innovative fishing gear retrieval devices.…

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New Ghost Gear Solutions award in campaigner’s memory
The Joanna Toole annual Ghost Gear Solutions Award has been set up in memory of campaigner and FAO staffer Jo Toole

New Ghost Gear Solutions award in campaigner’s memory

The 8th of June is World Oceans Day, and World Animal Protection is today announcing a new award in honour of United Nations worker and former World Animal Protection campaigner, Jo Toole, who…

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