Offer incentives to fishers for recovering, reusing or recycling fishing gear
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Mammals may become entangled in lost or abandoned fishing gear resulting in injury or death (Stelfox et al. 2016). Offering incentives may encourage fishers to recover, reuse or recycle fishing gear. For example, ‘buyback’ programmes offer fishers a financial reward for retrieving and returning derelict gear (e.g. Cho 2009).
Cho D.-O. (2009) The incentive program for fishermen to collect marine debris in Korea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 58, 415–417.
Stelfox M., Hudgins J. & Sweet M. (2016) A review of ghost gear entanglement amongst marine mammals, reptiles and elasmobranchs. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 111, 6–17.