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How WASSP is reducing the environmental damage caused by ghost gear

Ghost gear, as lost and abandoned fishing equipment is known, is not just an economic loss; it’s a large, growing and potentially long-enduring environmental problem. It has been estimated that some 640,000 tonnes of ghost gear, including nets, pots, ropes and more besides, is left in the seas and oceans every year having become so inextricably snagged on a reef or a wreck that the skipper has had no choice but to cut it free for the safety of vessel and crew. Some of this equipment may... More

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