Olive Ridley Project ghost gear removal in Pakistan
GGGI participant, the Olive Ridley Project, removed a staggering 18 bags of ghost fishing gear from a turtle nesting site in Karachi Pakistan this week.
A team of volunteers from the Rehman Goth fishing village, led by a passionate local fisher and ORP Coordinator in Pakistan, cleared all the ghost gear from the beach. The 18 bags have now been sent to a local artist to be made into a sculpture and will no longer pose a danger to the estimated 3,000 green turtles who nest on the beach.
Martin Stelfox, ORP Founder and Director, said:
This is a great step forward with regards to ghost gear in Pakistan. Now we are working with fishers in the region who have heard what we do and really want to make a change.
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