Ghost fishing is the continued capture of fishes and invertebrates by lost fishing gear. In addition to being an animal welfare issue, ghost fishing harvests from local resources and the lost fishing gear is a pollution problem. This session focuses on the extent and effects of ghost fishing, the development of search and retrieval methods for lost gear, and policy making and participatory research.


Susanna Huneide Thorbjørnsen, Institute of Marine Research, [email protected]

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