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Dutch Divers Are Galway Bound To Remove ‘Ghost’ Lobster Pots From Sea Bed

13th August 2018
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Dutch Divers Are Galway Bound To Remove ‘Ghost’ Lobster Pots From Sea Bed

#StoneAndPots - Dutch divers are bringing their campaign against ‘ghost fishing’ to Galway Bay next month, as the Irish Examiner reports.

Previously covered on Afloat.ie earlier this year, the Ghost Fishing Foundation co-ordinates cleanups of lost or abandoned fishing gear that continues to trap marine wildlife on the sea bed.

From Monday 3 September, six technical divers from the foundation will embark on Operation Stone and Pots, removing lobster pots from the bottom of Galway Bay and returning them to local fishermen if they can be reused.

It follows a preliminary dive off the Galway coast this past May that revealed countless numbers of abandoned pots, which continue to pose a threat to sharks and smaller fish as well as crustaceans.

The Irish Examiner has more on the story HERE.

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