Equip ports with dedicated fishing gear disposal facilities
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Mammals may become entangled in abandoned fishing gear resulting in injury or death (Stelfox et al. 2016). Equipping ports with dedicated fishing gear disposal facilities may encourage fishers to dispose of gear responsibly and may therefore reduce the risk of mammal entanglement.
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.