Sea Change for safer oceans
Earlier this month, we used World Oceans Day to highlight ghost gear and the harm it causes to ocean animals and ecosystems.
Through our Sea Change campaign, you are part of a global team working to tackle ghost gear to create safer and healthier oceans.
Just last year, you funded a project to remove old crab traps in the waters of northern British Columbia, making the ecosystem safer for animals like whales and seabirds who can become entangled in these old traps. Click here to read more about this life saving work.
Because ghost gear floats with the ocean currents, ignoring country borders, you helped create the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), a global alliance of governments, NGOs, academics and fishing industry leaders.
Together, the GGGI is producing research, funding solution projects and putting ghost gear on the global agenda. Click here to explore GGGI solution projects around the globe.
The GGGI has been presented around the world, growing the alliance to 80 members, including 12 governments. The Canadian government has not joined the GGGI yet, but they have committed to tackling plastic pollution and made that a priority at the recent G7 meetings.
Last week, our team was in Ottawa, speaking with MPs about how joining the GGGI can help Canada take a global leadership role in cleaning up a major source of ocean plastic and in protecting animals, like turtles, sharks and whales.
We had some exciting meetings and we look forward to sharing more news with you soon.
Thank you again for joining us to create a better future for our oceans and the billions of animals that call them home.
World Animal Protection