Sea Pact Joins GGGI
Sea Pact, an innovative association of ten leading North American seafood companies working together to drive industry sustainability progress, has joined the GGGI. As a pre-competitive business collaboration and industry leadership platform, Sea Pact is the first organization of its kind to join the Global Ghost Gear Initiative.
“Sea Pact is enthused to bring the strength of its unique position in the industry to the GGGI” states Sea Pact managing director Rob Johnson. “We look forward to driving positive change for people, economies and the environment through our expertise in seafood supply chains and commitment to continual improvement.”
Ghost gear is one of the biggest threats to our oceans with recent studies suggesting that between 46% and 70% of the macroplastic in our oceans is fishing gear when measured by weight. The GGGI is the leading global platform tackling this issue, and Sea Pact is inspired by the successful development of solution projects around the world that are delivering tangible results for our oceans.
“Sea Pact recognizes that the Global Ghost Gear Initiative is growing its reach and is demonstrating that the issue of ghost gear in our oceans can be addressed at scale” states Hamish Walker, COO of Seattle Fish Company and chair of the Sea Pact Advisory Council. “Our commitment to support the GGGI reflects our shared vision of collectively creating lasting solutions that restore ocean health and vibrancy.”
We’re very excited to have Sea Pact Join the GGGI - their participation is a strong statement that ghost gear is a concern for the fishing industry, and that industry is looking to be a part of the solution to this ubiquitous problem in the world’s oceans.