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‘Zombie in the Water’: New Greenpeace Report Warns of Deadly Ghost Fishing Gear

A lot of the discussion around ocean plastic pollution focuses on consumer items like bottles, bags and straws. But a new Greenpeace report zeroes in on a different plastic threat: lost or abandoned fishing gear.

The report found that there is an alarming amount of this deadly plastic gear in the oceans. Around 640,000 tonnes of it enter the world’s oceans every year, around the same weight as more than 50 thousand double decker buses.

To find out more, follow the link below:

https://www.ecowatch.com/ghost-fishing-gear-greenpeace-report-2641246990.html?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2

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