Tackling ghost gear in hot spot areas: How innovative partnerships are helping developing countries address lost and abandoned fishing gear

Event Date: 
Tuesday September 18th, 1pm PST, 4pm EST / Wednesday September 19th, 6am AEST

Join us Tuesday September 18th, 1pm PST, 4pm EST / Wednesday September 19th, 6am AEST for a webinar on Tackling ghost gear in hot spot areas: How innovative partnerships are helping developing countries address lost and abandoned fishing gear. 

Presenters: Ingrid Giskes of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative, Nick Mallos from Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas® Program, and Ben Kneppers co-founder of Bureo Inc..

The Global Ghost Gear Initiative is a cross-sectoral alliance working to tackle the problem of ghost fishing gear worldwide by building evidence, catalyzing sustainable solutions, and promoting best practice. In this webinar, we will discuss new ground-breaking partnerships that we are fostering to scale-up efforts. We will also highlight some new innovative solution projects that we have rolled out in developing countries, including in Indonesia, Myanmar, and the wider South Pacific region. Finally, we will touch on the external opportunities that we see to further leverage the issue of ghost gear. This webinar complements our previous webinar Ghost Fishing Gear: The Global Problem and the Global Solution held on April 10, 2018. That webinar can be viewed at https://www.openchannels.org/webinars/2018/ghost-fishing-gear-global-problem-and-global-solution.

Webinar cosponsored by MarineDebris. Info and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by NatureServe and OCTO). 

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