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Addressing Ghost Gear That Threatens Cetacean Populations

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 in Threats to Cetaceans

Addressing Ghost Gear That Threatens Cetacean Populations

Do you know that we leave 640,000 tons of abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) in our oceans each year? This “ghost gear” continues to fish for decades causing entrapments, entanglements and ingestion to many different species, including cetaceans! In fact, one of the leading threats to many cetacean populations is entanglements in fishing […]

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