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Global Ghost Gear Initiative


White Rock, British Columbia, Canada

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


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, amongst many others. GGGI have an app, ‘Ghost Gear Reporter’, which can be downloaded, to help with worldwide data collection, for use with any ghost gear related work, including beach clean ups.

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