Fishing activities anywhere in the world lead to loss of fishing gear with the subsequent danger of ghost fishing. Ghost fishing is a hidden exploitation of marine resources that leads to unwanted mortality of marine life. Hundreds of kilometers of gear are lost in the ocean from different fishing activities every year. Fishing gear is often made of plastic with long durability and can keep on fishing for decades.
Why a workshop?
The Nordic countries will be invited to contribute in the process and all knowledge and experience will be available at the end of the project.
The goal of the project is to establish a network to exchange knowledge and experience regarding existing methods and measures to reduce the effects of ghost fishing, littering of the ocean and to promote increased recycling from both commercial and recreational fishing.