IMPORTANT! Sea turtle rescue and ghost gear retrieval can pose a risk both for sea turtles as for the people conducting the operations. Experts at Save The Med and the Palma Aquarium Foundation have put together protocols to reduce these risks.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SPOT DRIFTING GHOST GEAR
Record the time, date and GPS coordinates
Add the information to the Ghost Gear Reporter mobile app
Check for entangled wildlife
Call 112 if you see entangled wildlife
HOW TO RESCUE ENTANGLED WILDLIFE
ALWAYS CALL 112
HELP US END ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED FISHING PRACTICES
Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) has a devastating impact on marine ecosystems and habitats. It depletes fish stocks, weakens coastal communities and puts honest fishers at an unfair disadvantage. Organisations like the International Commission Conservation Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean are working to regulate fishing in the EU. But in order to take actions against destructive activities, they are in need of solid data.
The Mediterranean Ghost FAD fleet is in the perfect position to collect data out at sea. Follow the steps below to help us
end illegal fishing.
Download the following ICCAT vessel sighting information sheet to keep on your ship.
Fill out the form if you spot fishing activity in the Mediterranean.
Send the form to