World’s largest seafood firms pledge to tackle abandoned plastic fishing gear
A coalition of ten of the world’s biggest seafood companies have joined a scheme connecting businesses, non-profits, scientists and public sector bodies in a bid to tackle the 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear abandoned in the world’s oceans each year.
The companies, including Cargill and Thai Union, are the latest signatories to the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), which was set up by non-profit World Animal Protection in 2015 to help remove some of the millions of abandoned fishing nets, pots and lines that get left in the sea each year.
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