The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), an organisation specialises in solving the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear worldwide are here for some experience.
Some of the #Vanuatu project team presented @GGGInitiative project on the marking & tracking of #FADs to the Belgian delegation @BelgiumMFA & explained how this work is supporting improving #sustainable #fishing practices & will help formulating options for #ghostgear #retrieval pic.twitter.com/yXZDFdGRUp
— GGGI (@GGGInitiative) April 13, 2018
The team is in Vanuatu this week working with the Fisheries Department marking and tracking of Fish Aggregating Devices using innovative technology for Pelagic Data Systems.
A new report from @TheOceanCleanup found that 46% of the material there is #ghostgear: https://t.co/rCNxPvsfxl. Visit https://t.co/vlEIhBVkDM to see how @GGGInitiative and its 70 participants are doing what we can to #saveouroceans from ghost gear. pic.twitter.com/hYMhyuMH97
— GGGI (@GGGInitiative) March 28, 2018
The GGGI partners with Pelagic Data Systems, a professional vessel tracking company and they do data analytics to the 95% of the global fishing fleets for which expensive, satellite-based Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) are not appropriate or affordable.
Great to see @GGGInitiative @MoveTheWorld @nrc_joan #Vanuatu project on marking & tracking of #FADs in action today with @BelgiumMFA @BelgiuminAUS 🐟 Technology used from @PelagicData & @SatlinkSL to give info on #FAD driftpatterns, lifespan & #fishstocklevels pic.twitter.com/HyGLXqc0Oa
— Ingrid Giskes (@IGiskes) April 12, 2018
Another partner for the initiative is Satlink which was found in 1992 with special interests in maritime industry and working with satellite companies like Inmarsat, Thuraya and Iridium, it gives them the ability to provide global coverage for voice and data services to people, regardless of their location whether at sea, on land or in aircraft.