Introducing Ghost Fishing
At dewerstone, we are deeply committed to sustainability and protecting our planet. That's why we are excited to shine a spotlight on Ghost Fishing UK and their inspiring Ghost Net campaign in Scotland.
Join us as we delve into the incredible work being done by this organization to combat ghost fishing net and preserve our marine ecosystems.
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A Brief Overview:
Ghost Fishing UK is a non-profit organization dedicated to removing lost, abandoned, and discarded fishing gear, commonly referred to as "ghost net," from our oceans.
Ghost net poses a severe threat to marine life, entangling and injuring countless creatures, including whales, dolphins, seals, and fish.
Scotland Fundraising Campaign
Ghost Fishing UK has launched a new and vital project in the Shetland Islands, located off the northeastern coast of Scotland. This campaign aims to tackle the issue of ghost net by conducting diving expeditions to retrieve and responsibly dispose of abandoned nets, traps, and lines.
By collaborating with local fishermen, marine experts, and volunteers, Ghost Fishing UK is creating a powerful force for change. The Shetland Project sets an example for other coastal communities, showcasing how proactive efforts can make a significant difference in preserving marine ecosystems.
Impacting Marine Conservation:
The devastating consequences of ghost gear cannot be understated. Lost fishing equipment continues to catch and kill marine animals long after it has been discarded. This destructive cycle perpetuates the decline of marine populations and disrupts the balance of delicate ecosystems.
Ghost Fishing UK actively works to break this cycle. By meticulously removing ghost gear from the seas, they safeguard marine life and protect vital habitats. In addition, they collect valuable data on the types and locations of ghost gear, contributing to a better understanding of the problem and enabling more targeted prevention strategies.
Make a Difference 🙌
We firmly believe that collective action is the key to driving positive change, we can all play a part in protecting what we love. Ghost Fishing UK's Scotland fundraising campaign provides an excellent opportunity for you to contribute. You can show your support by donating to the Ghost Fishing UK's Shetland Project through their page on the Aviva Community Fund website.
All donations are QUADRUPLED through the Aviva Fund.
So if you donate £10, Ghost Fishing UK will recieve a whopping £40!
By supporting their Scotland fundraising campaign, we can all play a role in protecting our oceans and ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.
Take action and DONATE HERE.
At dewerstone we are proud to stand alongside Ghost Fishing UK in their mission. Let's come together as a community of nature enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers, and sustainability advocates to make a difference in the fight against ghost gear. Together, we can create a healthier, cleaner, and more vibrant ocean environment for all.
Other ways you can support Ghost Fishing:
- Find out how you can get involved here
- Buy Ghost Fishing merch (some of which is made by us!)