News: Sea change campaign
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.
17 March 2017
Following the tragic death of a sperm whale trapped in fishing nets off the coast of China, we’re calling for more proactive action to protect sea animals against abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear, otherwise known as ‘ghost gear’
19 January 2017
When President Barack Obama leaves the White House, ocean wildlife will have a vastly safer habitat than it had eight years ago
12 December 2016
A new United Nations report, shows that the number of animal species affected by marine debris (including microplastics, and lost or abandoned fishing gear) is on the increase.
02 December 2016
After being rescued by our partners at Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) and months of rehab, close monitoring, and care, three lucky seals have been successfully released back into the wilds of Rhode Island, USA.
28 October 2016
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has imposed requirements for increased scrutiny on scientific whaling.
26 October 2016
World Animal Protection laments the defeat of a proposed sanctuary for whales in the South Atlantic at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
25 October 2016
A staggering 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is left or discarded in our oceans each year. Known as ghost gear, this haul of lines and nets, traps, injures, mutilates and kills hundreds of thousands of whales, dolphins, seals, turtles and birds annually.
25 October 2016
This years’ meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) marks 30 years since member governments placed a global moratorium on commercial whaling to protect their numbers, devastated from years of being hunted for their oil and meat.
21 October 2016
From socks to doormats, puppies to Christmas trees, get inspired by some of these amazing creative solutions to ghost gear from around the world.