Malahat Ghost Gear Program

Malahat Nation is pleased to announce our part in the DFO Ghost Gear program. “Ghost” fishing gear refers to abandoned, lost, and discarded fishing debris – a leading cause of harmful impacts on fish stocks and marine mammals around the world. Over the next 3 years, Malahat will use an ROV to map ghost gear accumulation and remove ghost fishing debris from the Salish Sea, improving ocean health for all who rely on its valuable resources.

Example of an underwater ROV that can be used to hunt ghost gear and other pollutants.

Please stay tuned for more updates regarding this exiting program!

Further resources:

https://www.canada.ca/en/fisheries-oceans/news/2021/12/canadas-ghost-gear-fund-delivering-results-for-cleaner-oceans.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/fisheries-oceans/news/2021/12/project-recipients-receive-additional-funding-under-the-ghost-gear-fund.html

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Comments:

    I saw a pretty amazing art exhibit a couple years ago in Australia where the artists used the debris to make an installation for people to come and see and talk about. I’d be willing to help, if…

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