Action Against Ghost Nets
At the moment we are staying at the Brighton Caravan Club site. Nearby there is a museum with an exhibition called Ocean Blues. The exhibition is trying to raise awareness of what is happening to sea animals. It also explained about ghost nets.
Ghost nets are nets that have been left behind by fishing boats. They are excess net that has been cut off and left floating in the ocean. Unfortunately, the net keeps on catching fish, seals, dolphins, turtles and sharks accidentally.
Ghost nets are extremely bad for the environment; they wrap around coral meaning it traps fish, animals eat it thinking it is food and it blocks their digestive system meaning they can’t eat and it wraps around animals’ fins meaning they can’t swim and so would drown.
Ghost nets are horrible things and we need to do our bit to protect wildlife.
If you want to learn more about ghost nets go to http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/19353/icode/ .