Pratiques de pêche responsables pour une pêche durable

Towards G7 action to combat ghost fishing gear


The OECD prepared a Policy Paper for the Climate and Environment Ministers within the context of the G7 Presidency of the United Kingdom on the necessary actions to combat ghost fishing gear.

The Paper provides in-depth analysis of the drivers, impacts and best practices to address ghost fishing gear.

It places the issues of abandoned, lost, or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) within the larger context of marine plastic pollution.

The report identifies good practices and policies to prevent gear loss, reduce its impacts, and to recover lost gear. It reviews current policy efforts at the international level and in G7 countries and recommends a comprehensive policy response through international co-operation and circular economy approaches.

The authors requested advice to the FAO Fisheries Division during the writing and review phases of the development of this Policy Paper.

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