A new project working on ghost fishing’s impact on the marine fauna. The project is led by the Institute of marine research and is a collaboration with dive centres which are collecting lost traps, quantifying the impact on the marine ecosystem to find solutions to reduce it. To find out more about whether some types of traps have more impact than others on animals’ populations and on animals’ life, Check out the link below.
With almost 50 participants and presentations from all across the Nordic countries, the workshop showed that the theme "lost fishing gear" is important and very relevant. Clean Nordic Oceans (CNO) is a Nordic network with the main objective to build a platform to exchange relevant information The way forward is to preserve the good start of developing CNO as an important knowledge- and communication network.