Save our oceans from ghost fishing gear

Discarded ‘ghost’ fishing gear is one of the largest sources of plastic pollution in our oceans, but right now, commercial fishing companies are getting off the hook and not being held to account for their part in this crisis.

Ghost fishing gear snares and kills ocean creatures for decades after originally intended, entangling ocean creatures and causing devastating injury and death. Even when this gear breaks down into smaller pieces, it continues to kill through ingestion.

PETITION: Stop Ghost Fishing Gear

Ministers Sage and Nash: Hold the New Zealand fishing industry to account for plastic waste by prioritising fishing gear under the Waste Minimisation Act.

The Problem

Discarded ‘ghost’ fishing gear is one of the largest sources of plastic pollution in our oceans, but right now, commercial fishing companies are getting off the hook and not being held to account for their part in this crisis.

The Solution

We can protect our oceans and stop dangerous ghost fishing gear from New Zealand going on an endless killing spree, but we have to act together to make that a reality, by calling on our representatives to hold the fishing industry to account. If we include fishing gear into the Waste Management Act, fishing companies will be forced to take responsibility for their gear.

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