Canada Shares Ghost Gear Program Progress Over Past 2 Years
Joyce Murray, Canada’s Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard noted that the Ghost Gear Program has led to the removal of approximately 739 metric tons of abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear from Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts. That is the equivalent weight of 231 Zambonis. This includes more than 118 kilometers of rope, an amount that could almost stretch from Fredericton to Saint John, New Brunswick.
The program was launched in 2019 and included the CAD $8.3 million Ghost Gear Fund...
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