19 September 2018

The second GGGI / OCTO webinar is now live! Click here to view the webinar which features GGGI Steering Group Chair Ingrid Giskes, GGGI Solutions Working Group Chair / Bureo co-founder Ben Kneppers, and Ocean Conservancy Trash Free Seas Director Nick Mallos discussing the GGGI's remarkable achievements to date, scalable ghost gear solution models, and the bright future the of the GGGI.

 

7 September 2018

In May, 2018, GGGI Participants World Animal Protection US and the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation (GOMLF) conducted a GGGI solutions project to remove an accumulated mass of inactive fishing gear from Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine.  Elizabeth Hogan, US Campaign Manager for Oceans & Wildlife and Erin Pelletier, Executive Director of GOMLF organized several local fishermen to loan their time, vessels, and assistance to the project.

6 July 2018

The GGGI's Ghost Gear Reporter app is live on the Google Play and Apple App stores worldwide!

21 June 2018

Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, North America’s largest branded shelf-stable seafood company, has joined the GGGI, in a drive to reduce abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear in our oceans. Bumble Bee’s participation in the GGGI reflects the company’s commitment to promote the responsible stewardship of global fisheries resources. Bumble Bee joins fellow seafood industry leaders signalling a growing groundswell of action in the fishing industry to reduce ghost gear.

8 June 2018

To coincide with World Oceans Day 2018, UK supermarkets Marks & Spencer and Waitrose have joined the GGGI!

World Oceans Day 2018 is focused on preventing plastic pollution, and retailers have a huge role to play in helping to tackle the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear within their seafood supply chains by ensuring responsible sourcing from sustainable fisheries. By joining the GGGI, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose have committed to do their part to protect marine animals, ocean health and global fish stocks.

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