Latest Sea Change news
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.
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.