30 March 2017

Jakarta, Indonesia, 1-3 February 2017.

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the GGGI, including participants - CSIRO, Natural Resource Consultants and Ghost Nets Australia  and World Animal Protection took part in a workshop in Jakarta, along with the FAO and Indonesian partners, to develop a solution project in Indonesia.

28 March 2017

GGGI Participants KIMO, World Animal Protection and recyclers have worked collaboratively together with ports and fishers to collect more than 50 tonnes of fishing nets.

A Pilot project funded by a grant from GGGI participant, World Animal Protection, has been under way since last summer and has collected more than 50 tonnes of nets from Peterhead, Ullapool, Scrabster and Macduff harbours, most of which have already been recycled in Denmark.

Christina Dixon, Campaigns Manager at World Animal Protection,

18 April 2017

GGGI participant, Fathoms Free, with help from World Animal Protection, have recovered a trawl net from the wreck of a vessel sunk in the UK in the 1970s. The dive was the first official dive from a new RIB for the group, who dedicate their spare time to clearing Cornwall’s coast and waters of ghost gear and have recently launched a GGGI project to address the issue. 

12 April 2017

Over 40 seafood, fishing industry, NGO, and government stakeholders have joined forces to recommend practical steps the seafood industry can take to reduce ghost fishing gear – a major source of marine litter – and are inviting all stakeholders to provide feedback through a global consultation on the framework.

6 April 2017

Cornish marine conservation volunteers and GGGI participant, Fathoms Free, dive with World Animal Protection, on Saturday April 8 from Penzance harbour to uncover fishing litter deep in coastal waters. Cornwall media has recently reported both seals and whales caught in ghost gear locally.