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Ghost gear

Learn how Canada is tackling this global problem.

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What is ghost gear

Learn what causes abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear and the impacts on the marine environment.

Report lost or retrieved gear

A mandatory requirement for fish harvesters and authorized retrievers.

Ghost Gear Fund

Information on the Ghost Gear Fund (formerly known as the Sustainable Fisheries Solutions and Retrieval Support Contribution Program).

Funded Projects

Map and descriptions of projects the Ghost Gear Fund has supported.

Successes and results

Ghost Gear Fund successes and results to-date.

Data on lost gear reporting

The latest data on mandatory lost gear reporting.

Information for the fishing industry and stakeholders

Information on mandatory reporting requirements for commercial fish harvesters.

International initiatives

Canada’s participation in international organizations and the commitments we’ve made to address ghost gear.


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Our environment

Resources to take action to fight climate change and protect the environment.

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