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 24 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.