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Ghost gear (1 Viewer)


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The name given to lost fishing paraphernalia, takes a terrible toll on wildlife, estimated at half a million tonnes every year!


Sadly the ocean remains a basically lawless frontier, ruthlessly exploited by people willing to strip mine the ocean commons for short term returns.
Afaik, there is not even effective enforcement of 'regulated' fishing, much less of lost gear. The shark fin trade, which involves catching sharks, cutting off their fins and dumping the still living bodies remains a good illustration of the above.

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