Methods to Locate Derelict Fishing Gear in Marine Waters

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Type: Report
Year of publication: 2017
Date published: 08/2017
Authors: Joan Drinkwin
Authoring organizations: Global Ghost Gear Initiative
Publishing institution: Global Ghost Gear Initiative

"Methods to Locate Derelict Fishing Gear in Marine Waters" contains a general overview of the methodologies used globally to locate lost, abandoned and discarded fishing gear in the marine environment. It describes a number of different methods used to locate lost gear, outlines the benefits and limitations of each method, and provides contact information for individuals / organizations experienced in the methods described. The document also contains a selection of case studies and examples for each method and suggests contacts for further information.

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