The Environment Society of Oman and its partners hope to raise awareness regarding responsible net disposal, via a new campaign, in a bid to highlight how abandoned fishing gear can harm marine life.
The awareness campaign highlights the effects of abandoned fishing gear, how it can harm marine animals, and subsequently affects local fishing communities. “Disposing of nets correctly will keep beaches safe for all to enjoy,” ESO states.
Efforts are also underway with the local community of Masirah where ESO and its partners brought together the people of Masirah to help identify ways to protect the marine life on the island. “Ghost fishing causes immense damage to sea animals and harms oceans worldwide,” it added.
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