Madame Alice net

Cleaning up Madame Alice

Divers often see fishing nets cloaking the shipwrecks they visit. But can lost fishing gear ever become a habitat for marine life? And if so, should it be left in the sea?

Cornish clean-up

Read volunteer diver Emma Biggs’s personal account of her Cornish adventure with Ghost Fishing UK!

Meet the mini beach cleaner

During Ghost Fishing UK’s project week in Cornwall our chairman, Rich Walker, met Louis-Matisse Nicholls, otherwise known as the Mini Beach Cleaner, for a ghost gear removal primer session

Caught on the Conqueror

Shipwrecks provide homes for fish and crustaceans, so inshore fishermen sometimes set their nets and traps near them, but get too close and the gear can become caught and lost!

Fishermen’s friend

Twenty-eight creels, used for catching crabs and lobsters, returned to two inshore fishing boats. A good weekend’s work for Ghost Fishing UK’s diving team in Eyemouth, Scotland.