GHOSTNET CAMPAIGN 2018-2020
GHOSTNET CAMPAIGN launched by Sea Shepherd UK
Sea Shepherd UK's first diver lead campaign to remove hazardous ghostnets and other lost fishing gear from coastal areas around England, Scotland and Wales.
Once lost or discarded, sections of fishing net and other fishing equipment can drift through the ocean or be left snagged on wrecks, rocks and reefs indiscriminately killing marine wildlife for decades.
Sea Shepherd UK’s Ghostnet Campaign will utilise our own highly experienced volunteer divers and our UK fleet of four Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) to survey sections of the UK’s coastline and recover as many nets and other lost gear as possible.
Sea Shepherd is also going to be cooperating with established UK ghostgear retrieval charity ‘Fathoms Free’ and two of our SSUK divers have already joined Fathoms Free on ghostnet retrievals around the South West of England.
SSUK has recently added to our RHIB fleet with the acquisition of a high specification (ex-RNLI and ex-Dorset Police) twin engine ‘Atlantic 75’ which has been renamed GHOST in recognition of the boat’s first campaign with Sea Shepherd.
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