Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it isn't there.
OUT OF SIGHT
OUT OF MIND?
Sea Shepherd Global's mission is uphold conservation law and stop illegal fishing. During our on- and offshore campaigns we encounter abandoned, lost and confiscated fishing gear in abundance. The main purpose for our GhostNetWork project is to enable repurposing or recycling of all fishing gear we capture, with proceeds going back to Sea Shepherd.
GhostNetwork is about partnerships for the ocean: building a community to clean and protect the ocean, underpinned by action, innovation and regenerative business models. We need thought leaders and expert companies to build a circular supply chain and invite you to participate or support the movement.
DROP OFF POINTS
GHOST FISHING CYCLE
Fishing nets are discarded, abandoned or lost at the sea
Some nets drift out to open water and begin fishing
Some nets are caught on the reef smoothering coral and killing fish.
Weighed down by dead wildlife, nets sink to the sea floor
Scavengers feed, removing carcasses from nets
Free of weight, nets rise towards the surface
With our IUU patrols and removing fishing gear, Sea Shepherd defends key spots of biodiversity in the ocean, giving it time to regenerate and repopulate.
Our mission remains focused on these curative measures. In the GhostNetwork project we'll be leveraging technology to collect and recycle ALDFG (Abandoned, Lost and Discarded Fishing Gear), following the commandments below.
From the second half of 2023, we'll ask our network to join us in being a catalyst for change, preventing fishing gear from entering the ocean. There's no such thing as sustainable fishing.
of plastic types
for new products
Illegal Fishing Campaigns
Partnerships to Protect Africa’s Marine Wildlife.
The fight against illegal fishing in the Mediterranean Sea.
Monachus Defense Campaign
Protecting Mediterranean Monk Seals in Greece & Italy.
Saving the Vaquita Porpoise
The world’s most endangered marine mammal.
Baltic Sea Campaign
Defending Harbor Porpoises in theBaltic Sea