‘Ghost Fishing’ is what fishing gear does when it has been lost, dumped or abandoned. Nets, long lines, fish traps or any man made contraptions designed to catch fish or marine organisms are considered capable of ghost fishing when unattended, and without anyone profiting from the catches, they are affecting already depleted commercial fish stocks. Caught fish die and in turn attract scavengers which will get caught in that same net, thus creating a vicious circle.
Ghost Fishing NZ are the NZ crew for the Ghost Fishing initiative. We organise community events to clean up our local beaches and our seas. We raise awareness about pollution of our waters. Please join us at our next clean up event. There's a way for everyone who turns up to contribute!