Global Ghost Gear Initiative

GGGI

White Rock, British Columbia, Canada

Region Active

Global

Non-profit

2015

Activity

Marine conservation, Marine pollution, Fishing gear, Ghost fishing, Ghost gear, Plastic pollution

Description

The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) is a 'cross stakeholder alliance of fishing industry, private sector, corporates, NGOs, academia and governments focused on solving the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear worldwide'. The Initiative was founded by World Animal Protection, with the aim to improve the health of marine ecosystems, protect marine animals from harm, and safeguard human health and livelihoods. They have programmes at work throughout the world, and work in close partnership with many organizations, including Healthy Seas, Ghost Diving, Bracenet.net amongst many others.