Fishing nets on ocean floor
Fishing nets left on the ocean floor can have a significant impact on marine ecosystems. These nets, also known as "ghost nets," can continue to trap and kill marine life long after they have been discarded. This can lead to the death of marine animals, including fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and whales, which can get entangled in the nets and drown.
Illegal shark killing
Illegal shark killing, also known as shark finning, is a significant problem that threatens the survival of many shark species. Shark finning involves cutting off the fins of a shark and discarding the rest of the animal back into the ocean, often still alive. The fins are then used to make shark fin soup, a delicacy in some cultures.
trawling & Gill netting
Both trawling and gill netting can result in bycatch, which is the unintended capture of non-target species. Bycatch can include marine mammals, sea turtles, and other fish species, and can be a significant problem for the health of marine ecosystems.