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Every dive, scuba divers are confronted with 'ghost fishing', a serious problem - not only for marine life, but also for divers, who can get entangled in abandoned fishing gear. But we can do something about it by cleaning up!
The purpose of this website is to collect and combine all underwater and ashore initiatives around the globe and show the problem to a worldwide audience. So: have you alreay taken action or are you considering it? Join us!
Recycling marine debris
Some types of marine debris such as fishing nets and weights (lead) can be used in recycling processes. We collect these materials and we are interested in cooperation with companies specialized in these processes.
As Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) celebrates 15 years, we are…read more
Inspired by Ghost Fishing, divers of Project Baseline: Haarlemmermeer came…read more
November 13-14, 2014, Ghost Fishing attended the inaugural round table…read more
The last salvage trip of the season we collected 6,000…read more
„Derelict fishing gear, sometimes referred to as "ghost gear," is any discarded, lost, or abandoned, fishing gear in the environment. This gear continues to fish and trap animals, entangle and potentially kill marine life, smother habitat, and act as a hazard to navigation. Derelict fishing gear, such as nets or traps and pots, is one of the main types of debris impacting the marine environment today.“