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Project Overview

The fisher's trash becomes our treasure. Fishing4Ghosts is a project dedicated to marine conservation, more specifically to counter marine pollution with fishing gear, so called “ghost gear pollution”. Ocean pollution with fishing gear is an often underestimated und underrated thread to marine wildlife on a global scale. Countless animals get entangled and die miserably in ghost gear each year. Fishing4Ghosts…

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Ghost Gear Pollution

“Ghost-fishing” sounds spooky, right? 

Well, it is spooky indeed. Lost nets or other fishing devices float though our oceans and keep fishing, without ever being retrieved. The dead animals in the “ghost gear” attract predators that are likely to get entangled as well. A vicious circle, indeed. :/ 

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Story and Founder

How it all began…! Christina organized and participated in countless coastal clean ups over the past 6 years in the south of Portugal while getting more and more aware (and worried!) about the plastic pollution of our ocean. As a marine scientist she also had a strong focus in marine litter in her research. In 2018, she attended the International…

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Upcycled Products

Sustainable and stylish! Upcycling, also known as ‘creative reuse’, is the process of transforming waste-materials, into new products of greater quality, often with an artistic and environmental value. The environmental benefits of upcycling are mammoth, aside from minimizing the volume of discarded materials and waste being sent to landfill each year, it also reduces the need for production using new or…

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Raising Awareness

The most important mission! The collection of the materials is used to sensitize the fishermen, harbor authorities as well as the participants of the clean-ups for the issue. Fishing4Ghosts is solely focused on solutions through stakeholder involvement in a motivational, positive way – change can only happen with the fishermen, and with the community living along this beautiful part of…

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Our goals for the future! The vision of Fishing4Ghosts is a stronger and stronger focus on the reduction of ghost gear pollution. The more products we sell, the more good we can do! Part of our vision are: Workshops for fishermen and harbor authorities all over Portugal (best practices on-board) Workshops for children in schools all over Portugal Big-scale retrieval…

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