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1.2 POTS AND TRAPS

have been also acknowledged
as high impact ghost fishing
gear. While each has a different
structure, with construction
materials ranging from bamboo
to plastic and metal, both operate
underwater and usually trap species
by using bait. It is common for
this type of fishing gear to get lost
for similar reasons as gillnets. If
lost, traps and pots keep attracting
animals as they are usually baited.
A feedback loop can be generated
as more and more scavengers can

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be attracted and prey upon trapped
animals. This can go on as long as
the structure remains intact, but
impact can continue thereafter
as this fishing gear is usually tied
with a buoy and entanglements can
therefore still happen. For example,
in some countries guidelines or
even mandatory regulations have
been making it obligatory to have
mechanisms in place to track down
and recover lost devices (such as
gear marking or even GPS)83,84,85.
See figures 4 and 5.



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