Global Ghost Gear Analysis: Mapping fisheries gear loss, fates and impacts around the world
‘Ghost gear’ is a term commonly applied to abandoned, lost, discarded or derelict fishing gear (ALDFG). When lost to the marine environment, this fishing gear can continue to fish, entangle and ensnare marine wildlife, smother sea floor and fragile coastal environments. It is also frequently expensive and labour intensive to recover and clean-up. Ghost gear […].