New Greenpeace report reveals the deadly impact of ghost gear

An estimated 640,000 tonnes of abandoned or lost fishing equipment, or 'ghost gear', enter the ocean every year, equivalent in weight to more than 50 thousand double-decker buses. In total, they make up around 10% of the plastic waste in our oceans, entangling and killing marine life, warns a new Greenpeace Germany report, Ghost gear: the abandoned fishing nets haunting our oceans.  The report comes as Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise is surveying Mount Vema,  a biodiverse seamount in the…

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New Greenpeace report reveals the deadly impact of ghost gear