Fathoms Free is a Cornwall-based volunteer community group that focuses on marine conservation and recycling. What started in mid-2104 as one man inspiring a handful of friends to clean up a barely accessible cove in Cornwall has grown to be a wide spread network of dedicated volunteers engaging in underwater clean-up dives, beach cleans, data collection, recycling and promoting awareness of marine conservation issues.
GGGI Member Project GHOST has been busy creating a guidance document to help prevent and reduce fishing gear lost while at sea. This "hands-on" manual is meant to be an operational guide for institutions, publice and private bodies, environmental organizations and fishers to find ways to help protect marine ecosystems through proper fishing gear management. It is recognized that fishing gear (either wild harvest gear, or aquaculture) can be lost at sea for a variety of reasons, including conflict with other gear, inclement weather conditions, etc.