Seafood Industry Stepping Up to Tackle Lost Fishing Nets
The world’s 25 leading seafood companies are making progress in stopping their lost fishing gear, according to a new report from World Animal Protection.
The 2019 report, Ghosts beneath the waves: 2nd edition, ranks 25 seafood companies in Tiers 1 (setting best practice) to 5 (not engaged) on their ability to address the problem of ghost gear.
Ghost gear – lost or abandoned fishing equipment - is one of the biggest threats to marine animals. 640,000 tons of ghost gear is left in oceans each year – more than...
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