‘Ghost Fishing’ is what fishing gear does when it has been lost, dumped or abandoned. Nets, long lines, fish traps or any man made contraptions designed to catch fish or marine organisms are considered capable of ghost fishing when unattended, and without anyone profiting from the catches, they are affecting already depleted commercial fish stocks. Caught fish die and in turn attract scavengers which will get caught in that same net, thus creating a vicious circle.
Since our start, the Ghost Fishing has been collaborating worldwide with various local groups of technical divers and salvage companies to remove lost fishing gear. With projects in several countries we work on existing projects, set up new ones and document these through visual media, informing a wide audience and raising social awareness. We exchanges solutions and best practices by maintaining a steady stream of information through social media, and our website.