The GGGI aims to improve the health of marine ecosystems, protect marine animals, and safeguard human health and livelihoods.
Launched in September 2015 and founded on the best available science and technology, the GGGI is the first initiative dedicated to tackling the problem of ghost fishing gear at a global scale. The GGGI’s strength lies in the diversity of its participants including the fishing industry, the private sector, academia, governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.
As part of its collective impact the GGGI will contribute to the objectives of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter, which builds on the Honolulu Strategy and seeks to protect human health and the global environment by the reduction and management of marine litter.
Abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gears is a significant contributor to the accumulation of microplastics in the marine environment.
Fiskevegn encourages gear suppliers to join the GGGI and take part in a unified effort to raise awareness about, and develop effective solutions to, the global challenge of ghost fishing and marine litter.