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GHOST GEAR - THE SILENT PREDATOR

There is a silent predator in our oceans: abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear, known as ghost gear. This type of waste can scour the ocean bottom, trap and drown marine wildlife and endanger navigation and fisher economies. Globally, 66% of marine mammals, 50 % of seabirds and all sea turtles species have been impacted by marine debris, including ghost gear.

Read WWF’s report “StopGhostGear: the most deadly form of marine plastic debris” to learn more:

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Join our cause

If you see a marine species, take a picture and put a big hashtag on it. Share your picture in social media using #StopGhostGear and invite your friends and family to sign the petition.
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