Nov 20, 2013
Ghost Nets - 1800 891 136
Ghost nets are abandoned or discarded fishing nets that drift around the ocean entangling marine life. The majority of these nets are from foreign fishing vessels in the south east Asian region.
Additional risks associated with ghost nets include the possibility of harbouring exotic pest or disease that may be brought into Australia. Ghost nets also pose a real threat to boating operators.
In recognition of these threats, the Australian Government has funded the establishment of Ghost Nets Australia that engages with Aboriginal sea rangers in beach clean ups.
Report Ghost Nets to the FISHWATCH (24hr) Hotline - 1800 891 136.