Protecting sea animals from fishing litter

16 June 2017

Our Sea Change campaign to protect marine animals from fishing litter, such as abandoned or discarded nets and lines, has been very busy in the last few weeks. So, we thought we would give you a quick update!

BBC Countryfile

Chiara Vitali, Sea Change Campaigns Manager on BBC Countryfile

You may have seen us on BBC Countryfile talking about the issue of fishing litter and its impact on animals. We highlighted the great work our partners Fathoms Free and Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners are doing to remove litter. We also called for more research and government action. Click here to watch our interview at 30mins 53 seconds.

Sea Change Award 

Graham Doswell, small scale fisherman, winner of the 2016 Sea Change Champion Award

Nominations for our Sea Champion Change Award are now open! Do you know any individuals or organisations in the fishing industry who are helping to keep our seas free of fishing litter? Why not nominate them and celebrate their efforts to make a difference for our wonderful marine wildlife? Click here to nominate someone

Guidance to reduce fishing litter 

Ghost gear cleared from Perranporth Beach 

We launched guidance to reduce fishing litter at an international conference for the seafood industry. The framework is the first in the world to recommend practical solutions to combatting fishing litter across the entire seafood supply chain. Click here for the best practice framework.

Click here to keep up to date on our Sea Change Campaign

We highlighted the great work our partners Fathoms Free and Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners are doing to remove litter.

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