The World Animal Protection has hosted in London on the 10-11 September 2015 the annual meeting of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI). The event has marked the official launch of the GGGI and was attended by a number of international key stakeholders involved in the ghost fishing gear issue. The Initiative is aimed at ensuring safer, cleaner oceans by driving economically viable and sustainable solutions to the problem of ghost fishing gear globally.
GHOST project was invited at the meeting, and the Communications Project Manager, dr Loredana Alfarè, who attended it, gave a presentation focused on the on the first results of on preservation and restoration of the local biodiversity conditions gained after fishing gear removal in the study area in the North Adriatic Sea. The project team is also committed to actively support the initiative through participation in the working group dealing with building evidence, that is by providing data, share information and contribute to the dissemination of GGGI and its partners’ activities.
The GGGI web site (www.ghostgear.org) provides a set of best practices examples at global scale(including GHOST project) and offers to visitors a wide information on ALDFG topic.
Attached the GHOST presentation