Responsible Fishing Practices for Sustainable Fisheries

Video: Best Practices to Prevent and Reduce abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear

2020 FAO

It has been estimated that 640 000 tonnes of fishing gear is lost or abandoned in the oceans every year, which traps fish or other marine life and negatively impact marine ecosystems. FAO in collaboration with GGGI is running workshops on abandoned, lost, and discarded fishing gear around the world. Through these workshops, co-funded by the European Union and the Government of the Netherlands, they provide with instruments, such the Voluntary Guidelines for the Marking of Fishing Gear (VGMFG), to address ghost fishing and marine litter from fisheries activities. This video shows the workshop held in Panama and also the experience of the country to tackle this issue. Click on this link to view the video