Global Ghost Gear Initiative
What is the Global Ghost Gear Initiative?
As a multi-stakeholder alliance committed to driving solutions to the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear worldwide, the GGGI aims to improve the health of marine ecosystems, protect marine animals from harm, and safeguard human health and livelihoods.
Founded by World Animal Protection on the best available science and technology, the GGGI is the first initiative dedicated to tackling the problem of ghost fishing gear at a global scale.
The GGGI’s strength lies in the diversity of its participants including the fishing industry, the private sector, academia, governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations. Every participant has a critical role to play to mitigate ghost gear locally, regionally and globally.
To ensure safer, cleaner oceans by driving economically viable and sustainable solutions to the problem of ghost fishing gear globally.
The GGGI aims
- To improve the health of marine ecosystems
- To protect marine animals from harm
- To safeguard human health and livelihoods