Best Practice Framework for the Management of Aquaculture Gear.
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Global Ghost Gear Initiative
Pages81pp. & appendices
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Over the last decade, there has been considerable attention focused on the scale of ALDFG and the impacts on the aquatic environment by ALDFG through ghost fishing, entanglement and habitat damage (Macfadyen et al. 2009). This attention has been revitalized in recent years by the growing realization of the scale and potentially catastrophic impact of plastic pollution and its accumulation in aquatic ecosystems, and the contribution of ALDFG to this global problem. In 2017, the GGGI took a major step forward by 1 See https://www.ghostgear.org/resources producing its Best Practice Framework for the Management of Fishing Gear for wild capture fisheries (C-BPF)1. With the increasing awareness of the impact of plastics on aquatic environments, attention is also being focused on aquaculture. Plastics are used extensively in marine fish farming; for example, in cages (e.g., in the collars and nets themselves, as well as in feeding systems), in coastal fishponds (e.g., in pond liners), and i.....
PublisherPoseidon Aquatic Resources Management Ltd. for GGGI
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Marine debris
CitationGlobal Ghost Gear Initiative (2021) Best Practice Framework for the Management of Aquaculture Gear. Prepared by T. Huntington. Poseidon Aquatic Resources Management Ltd. for GGGI, 81pp. plus appendices. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1649