Growing concern on “ghost fishing gear”

Lost and discarded fishing gear and nets, more commonly referred to as ghost gear, makes up close to 70 per cent of all macro-plastics in our ocean. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) has raised a growing concern of abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear which is contributing to plastic pollution in our oceans. Referred to as “ghost fishing gear”, PIDF secretary general François Martel stated that this has become a huge problem in our oceans. Fishing gear lost from boats accounts […]

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