Latest Sea Change news
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
24 March 2017
Pressure is growing for countries to reduce marine litter and meet United Nations commitments. The GGGI we lead is taking on a key role to help countries find practical solutions
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’
12 December 2016
We are often faced with devastating images showing animals killed, injured or trapped by man-made litter
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.
18 July 2016
Global governments have agreed on a hugely important step to eliminate ghost gear and the threat it poses to animals in our oceans: marking fishing gear.
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.
08 June 2016
Today is World Oceans Day, when the world unites in celebration of our seas and the marine animals that depend on them.