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:
Take Action - #StopGhostGear Now
WWF is calling on governments, fishing gear designers and producers, fishers, and the public to tackle the problem of ghost gear and stop our ocean’s drowning in plastic.
Take action now by signing the petition below.