News: Sea change campaign
27 September 2017
By joining the Global Ghost Gear Initiative that we founded in 2015, the association will encourage millions of scuba divers to help reduce lost and abandoned fishing gear. Ghost gear entangles and kills hundreds of thousands of animals each year
31 August 2017
In May this year, you helped remove ghost gear from the Gulf of California, Mexico – home to the vaquita porpoise, one of the most critically endangered sea animals in the world
25 August 2017
Ghost fishing gear is four times more likely to impact marine animals by trapping, injuring, mutilating, or killing them than all other forms of marine debris combined.
08 June 2017
Five sea warriors - women from different corners of the globe work are leading our work to tackle the problem of ghost gear in our oceans.
06 June 2017
New Zealand, Belgium, Samoa, Tonga, Sweden and Tuvalu join the Global Ghost Gear Initiative to make the ocean safer for sea animals
23 May 2017
Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria is a haven for sea turtles. It’s also a vortex for ghost gear – the primary threat facing turtles in this region
23 May 2017
In the Maldives, large numbers of Olive Ridley sea turtles are found entangled in ghost fishing gear. This phenomenon is heartbreaking and unusual – as there are no known nesting or foraging habitats for this species in the country
04 May 2017
Lost or abandoned fishing gear, or ‘ghost gear’, kills hundreds of thousands of marine animals annually. The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) invites the public and industry to feed back on its new guidance to protect animals from this most harmful form of marine litter
31 March 2017
Japan confirmed it killed more than 333 minke whales during its summer hunting season in the Antarctic this year.
28 March 2017
Pressure is growing for countries to reduce marine pollution and meet their United Nations commitments. The Global Ghost Gear Initiative can help countries find practical solutions.