ghost fishing


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ghost fishing

n
(Fishing) the continued trapping and killing of marine life by a discarded fishing net floating at sea
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A study by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations states that studies are lacking in the ghost fishing department, while those that exist estimate ghost fishing mortality rates as extremely high, ensnaring at least tens of thousands of marine creatures - including fish, crustaceans, marine mammals, turtles and sea birds - per year.
Macroeconomic factors such as threats of ghost fishing gears -- associated with mortality of marine flora and fauna, and band on lead fishing tackles -- associated with mortality of water birds, continue to confine growth prospects of the fishing hooks market.
Ghost fishing is defined as the continued capture of organisms in lost, abandoned or discarded fishing gears (Macfadyen et al., 2009).
Ms Ayesha has won a WWFF-Pakistan project from among 10 contestants for providing training to poor fisherfolk women how to make a better and cheap harness by reusing ghost fishing nets and polythene bags for donkeys.
issue because of ever increasing gillnet fleet and ghost fishing gears.
Mohammad Moazzam Khan, Technical Advisor, WWF-Pakistan turtle enmeshment is important issue because of ever increasing gillnet fleet and ghost fishing gears.
Commenting on the threats being faced by turtle species in Pakistan, WWF-Pakistan Technical Adviser Muhammad Moazzam Khan said, '[Mortality of turtles is on increase] because of ever-increasing gill net fleets and ghost fishing gears'.
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.
Ben said so-called "ghost fishing" was a continuing problem.
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.
She also said "ghost fishing" was observed in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental.Ghost fishing is a situation where fish gets entangled or trapped in abandoned or damaged gears like traps, gill nets and hooklines, and then subsequently attract predator fishes, which likewise get entangled.