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As ‘ghost fishing’ ravages ocean stocks, efforts build to retrieve killer lost nets and traps

Abandoned or lost fishing gear — including traps, crab pots and nets — litters the ocean floor in coastal areas around the world. Many continue to attract, entrap and kill fish and other marine life in what is called “ghost fishing.” Groups, governments and companies around the world are engaged in efforts to retrieve and recycle as much of the abandoned gear as they can get their hands on. The goal is to protect the environment, prevent marine life from being killed, remove threats to navigation and, in some cases, generate energy. Read the rest here 17:09