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WWF CALLS ON FISHERS TO:
● Avoid fishing gear loss through implementing fishing and gear
management best practices. Fishers should follow appropriate best practices
for responsible fishing operations, including complying with spatio/temporal
restrictions and sharing locations of static gear to avoid gear and vessel conflicts;
marking gear with ownership details and making it more visible; and disposing of
end-of-life and damaged gear appropriately in harbour facilities.
● Report lost fishing gear and retrieve it if safe to do so. Fishers should carry
retrieval equipment on board and train crew members on safe retrieval methods;
report lost fishing gear to the relevant fisheries authorities in real-time, as well as
through the GGGI Ghost Gear Reporter App2; retrieve Fishing Aggregation Devices
(FAD) that are no longer being tracked; and participate in Fishing for Litter3
schemes if available in the area to the benefit of the marine environment and their
fishing grounds.
● Share expertise to prevent and mitigate ghost gear. Fishers should
participate in innovative fishing gear testing and share knowledge to prevent
impacts from ghost gear; train new fishers on how to avoid fishing gear loss and why
it's beneficial to their industry; collaborate in ghost gear retrieval programmes and
help to raise awareness about the impacts of ghost gear.

WWF CALLS ON THE PUBLIC TO:
● Engage with government representatives to ensure that they take effective
action on ghost gear in a transparent and accountable manner and support the
establishment of a global binding treaty on marine plastic pollution.
● Call on fishing gear industries and users to demonstrate leadership in
implementing preventative, mitigative, and curative measures to address the ghost
gear problem wherever possible.

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