The GGGI is an alliance founded by World Animal Protection in 2015, dedicated to tackling the problem of ghost fishing
gear on a global scale.
These include joining the Global Partnership on Marine Litter one of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals as well as signing up to the Global Ghost Gear Initiative, an alliance of the fishing industry, NGOs and government agencies working to solve the problem of lost and abandoned ghost fishing
gear that can trap sea life.
Dresden also has been experimenting with making eyeglass frames from recycled waste plastics recovered from the following diverse sources: low-density polyethylene milk bottle lids, high-density polyethylene keg caps, and polypropylene takeaway containers-all from Newtown cafes and brewers; recycled PET (rPET) from a local recycler; and recycled nylon-6 ghost fishing
nets from a Byron Bay marine debris collector.
Just last week, with help from local fishermen, the group recovered an incredible 40 ghost fishing
shellfish pots from Milford Haven's Dale Peninsula.
Experimental study of ghost fishing
by gillnets in Laguna Verde Valparaiso, Chile
Derelict fishing nets are another serious threat to underwater marine life because such nets keep on catching and killing fish and engage in ghost fishing
In this study, we quantify the rate of ghost fishing
on the population of red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) in Womens Bay, Kodiak Island, Alaska.
, the term given to forgotten fish traps or nets which continue to trap fish on a daily basis, is also responsible for killing off scores of species for no purpose.
However, because the fishery is in the early development phases, the implementation of measures to avoid or restrain ghost fishing
is deemed convenient.
While the effect of these species on the entrance of blue crabs into traps was untested, the capture of these species after only a single night of trap placement has implications for ghost fishing
(Guillory 1993) with commercial-style blue crab traps.
The ghost fishing
nets are swept in by the monsoonal winds over summer and, aided by the south-east trade winds during the winter season, the result is a steady stream of nets all year round.
An important ancillary benefit of TED's would be a probable reduction in rate of ingress of other vertebrate bycatch in both the active and ghost fishing