News: Sea change campaign
06 June 2017
Lost and discarded fishing nets - some bigger than football pitches - are devastating marine life up to 600 years after they were abandoned. This week we’re pushing the fishing industry, businesses, and governments to address the deadly issue of ‘ghost gear’
20 April 2017
Lost or abandoned fishing gear, or ‘ghost gear’, kills hundreds of thousands of marine animals annually. The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) invites the public and industry to feed back on its new guidance to protect animals from this most harmful form of marine litter
16 March 2017
A sperm whale sadly died yesterday, having been trapped in fishing nets off the coast of China. We’re calling for more proactive action to protect sea life against abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear, otherwise known as ‘ghost gear’
27 October 2016
Leaders from the fishing industry, the private sector (including seafood and recycling companies), research and funding institutions, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations recently met in Miami, Florida to discuss ways to tackle ghost gear
26 October 2016
World Animal Protection is deeply saddened that the creation of the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary, proposed by multiple governments, was voted down at the International Whaling Commission’s 66th annual meeting in Slovenia
13 September 2016
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) made the decision at last week's World Conservation Congress, Hawaii. It voted by a large majority to halt Japan’s 'scientific' whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific.
17 June 2016
640,000 tons of lost fishing gear enters oceans each year causing entanglement, suffering, and death for hundreds of thousands of animals.
10 September 2015
Lost and abandoned fishing gear is causing irreparable damage to the world’s oceans. We have gathered experts from around the world to meet in London today to launch the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), marking the start of an action plan to tackle this urgent problem.
20 November 2014
We hosted the first meeting of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative, uniting global experts on the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear