You made supermarkets act on Ghost Gear

27 November 2018

85,000 signed our petition calling on supermarkets to take action on lost fishing nets and lines, known as Ghost Gear, and they have listened.

Ghost Gear kills and injures more than 100,000 seals, whales and dolphins a year and is the deadliest plastic waste to marine animals in our oceans.

Preventing Ghost Gear loss

Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Lidl and Tesco have all joined the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) which we helped set up in 2015 to tackle the problem globally.

These supermarkets will now ensure their seafood suppliers follow industry standards to prevent deadly Ghost Gear being left in the ocean.

Protecting sea animals 

The petition is now closed but we will continue to work with our partners to protect sea animals from the threat of Ghost Gear.

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