Methods to locate derelict fishing gear in marine waters: a guidance document.
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Global Ghost Gear Initiative Catalyze and Replicate Solutions Working Group
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This document was created for the Catalyze and Replicate Solutions Working Group of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI). The purpose of the document is to assist prospective solutions project managers by providing a general overview of methods and techniques used globally to locate abandoned, lost, or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) in marine habitats. The document describes a number of methods used; provides general techniques, benefits and limitations of the methods; and provides contact information of individuals and entities experienced in the methods. Locating ALDFG is undertaken for two main reasons: to answer research questions related to the fate and transport of lost fishing gear and to remove lost fishing gear from marine waters, thus eliminating its harmful impacts to species and habitats. This document focuses on location methods best used if eventual removal of ALDFG is desired. Methods used to model ALDFG fate and transport at large geographic scales or to i.....
PublisherGlobal Ghost Gear Initiative
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Marine debris
CitationGlobal Ghost Gear Initiative (2017) Methods to locate derelict fishing gear: a guidance document. Prepared by Joan Drinkwin. Global Ghost Gear Initiative, 11pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1651