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!
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.
CSR programmes can give staff time off for volunteering, and even provide funding. Martin Maple finds out more.
“So, what can I do to help?” was the question Jamie Vaughan kept asking himself. Now he reports from Plymouth on the Ghost Fishing UK Easter training course where he found out!
Read about our first mission in Eyemouth, Scotland, after diver Sharon Brown reported a ghost net in Weasel Loch.
Ghost Fishing UK was forged on the wrecks of Scapa Flow. A band of British divers began training in the art and science of ghost gear removal. Find out what happened next, and what the future holds.
Ghost Fishing UK held an Annual General Meeting on Friday 4th January 2019 when several of our volunteers took on additional roles.
A personal account of the Winter Warmer weekend finds diver John Campbell in cold water, but enthused about the Ghost Fishing UK mission, and inspired to do more.
The diving community and the general public got an insight into Ghost Fishing UK’s vital work in cleaning the seas at the annual Winter Warmer.
The 2018 project has reached a significant milestone. We are delighted to announce that the scuttled WW1 German High Seas Fleet is now clear of any actively fishing ghost gear.