29 November 2017

A film we made in collaboration with World Animal Protection with fishermen to highlight the impact of ghost gear has won Highly Commended in the Reshaping the Economy category at the 2017 Global Sustainability Film Awards!

​The story is told from the fishermen's personal perspective and shows how they are voluntarily adapting their practices to reduce the impact of ghost fishing on the marine environment. 

1 November 2017

A GGGI video on ghost gear and how fishers are helping to fight the problem in the UK has been shortlisted at the Sustainability Film Awards.

5 October 2017

To Coincide with the 2017 Our Ocean conference in Malta, World Animal Protection has posted a new blog entry on the dangers of ghost gear encouraging the world's governments to unite on this issue. The Global Ghost Gear Inititive had already taken the lead in this regard, having secured signed Statements of Support for the GGGI by 11 governements: Belgium, Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Palau, Panama, Samoa, Sweden, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

12 September 2017

GGGI 4th Annual Meeting

NOVOTEL Bangkok Sukhumvit 20, Bangkok, Thailand – September 13th – 14th

The 4th Global Ghost Gear Initiative Annual Meeting starts tomorrow! The agenda promises to be a great one, highlighting the huge accomplishments of the GGGI Working Groups since the previous meeting in Miami in 2016, showcasing the amazing work that GGGI members have been doing around the world, and creating the next set of work plans for the coming year.

4 September 2017

Swimwear made from recycled fishing nets is new hope in fight against marine litter

Innovative new partnership announced between Fat Face’s Foundation, Fourth Element and World Animal Protection