Ghost Fishing UK lobbies the Marine Management Organisation

Ghost Fishing UK, together with BSAC, the Global Ghost Gear Initiative, and Fourth Element, met the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to review and clarify the rules for removing lost, abandoned and discarded fishing gear from UK waters.

Our chairman, Dr Richard Walker, has been busy working with the MMO and BSAC to produce guidance for divers when dealing with ghost gear. Ghost Fishing UK has attended meetings with the MMO to discuss the safest working practices and put them in a document (Recreational Diving Activity) for all divers.

The guidance for ghost gear recovery work, Recovery of Abandoned, Lost and Discarded Ghost Gear, has now been published.

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