Thanks to your support, we've been working with volunteer diving organisation Ghost Fishing UK to remove lost fishing nets, lines and ropes (Ghost Gear) from seven main ship wrecks in Scapa Flow in Orkney, where it entangles, maims and and kills marine animals.
This week we’re celebrating this incredible decision from the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Lost and abandoned fishing gear – ghost gear – is the biggest threat to whales and other marine life
World Animal Protection attended the Ocean Plastic Solutions Day on 12 July, to talk about the trailblazing Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) we established in 2015 to fight the scourge of deadly lost and abandoned plastic fishing gear.
You helped persuade Morrisons to act on Ghost Gear (deadly lost fishing lines and nets) and now their charity, the Morrisons Foundation, is giving £20,000 to clear Ghost Gear from the sea and beaches in Cornwall and Devon.