Ghost gear is a global problem, impacting many coasts and the fishing industry worldwide.
Overall, 48-65% of humpback whales that are photographed in North American waters show signs of previous entanglement.
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Ghost gear kills at least 136,000 seals, sea lions and large whales every year.
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Some ghost gear is made of very durable plastic and can last in our seas for up to 600 years.
About half of entangled sea lions on the coasts of Northern BC and Southeast Alaska were entangled around the neck.
Entangled animals can drown in minutes or endure long, slow deaths lasting months or years.
An estimated 640,000 tons of ghost gear, ends up in our oceans each year.
Coming into contact with ghost fishing gear remains the primary threat to the endangered leatherback turtle.
Over 85,000 dead birds were found in 14% of nets retrieved from the Salish Sea over a number of years.
When leatherback turtles get caught in ghost gear, they can be seriously injured trying to break free or drown.
You are too entangled in ghost gear to go any further! Every year, thousands of marine animals get
caught in lost or discarded fishing gear.