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Figure 14. Reasons why fishing gear is abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded, based on MacFadyen et al. 2008.

ABANDONED

IUU Fishing

Illegal gear

Too much gear for time

(DELIBERATE NON-RETRIEVAL)

ENFORCEMENT
PRESSURE

OPERATIONAL /
ECONOMIC PRESSURE

Too much gear for space

(DELIBERATE DISPOSAL AT SEA)

Chosen over onshore disposal

Misplaced gear

Gear conflict
SPATIAL
PRESSURE

ENVIROMENTAL
CONDITIONS

PRESSURES

Poor ground

(ACCIDENTAL LOSS AT SEA)

DISCARDED

Damaged gear

LOST

Extreme weather

TYPE

REASONS WHY FISHING GEAR IS ABANDONED, LOST OR OTHERWISE DISCARDED

In order to identify and implement a long-term strategic solution that reduces the problem
of ghost gear, it is necessary to identify the causes and drivers of the loss and abandonment
of fishing gear. Understanding why gear is lost is best approached by gathering information from fishers
through structured interviews or surveys113,114,115,116. However, direct causes for gear loss reported by fishers,
such as vessel traffic conflict or snagging on obstructions can mask the underlying drivers influencing fishers behaviour. Richardson et al. (2018)117 found that fisher-reported reasons for gear loss can be caused by
underlying fisheries management regimes, which influence fisher behaviour. For example, gear loss from
bad weather is influenced by management actions or market forces that drive fishers to fish during bad
weather. Thus, to develop effective gear loss prevention strategies, it is important to consider
the root causes of gear loss. It is equally important to recognize the safety, economic, and
conservation considerations that fishers must work with.

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