Ghost Net Campaign: In Pictures
Friday, 18 Nov, 2022
The M/Y Sea Eagle has been working side by side with a team of professional divers from Capo Murro Diving Centre and the local Coast Guard to remove abandoned or discarded fishing nets (known as "ghost nets") from Plemmirio waters off Syracuse, Italy.
Take a look at photos from our 2022 Ghost Net Campaign ⬇
"Retrieving driftnets has been both extremely satisfying and heartbreaking. The incredible effort that both the diving team and the Sea Eagle team put into the removal of those “walls of death” at the bottom of the sea really rewarded us with many saved lives."- M/Y Sea Eagle Crewmember, Ari.
“Once a fishing net is lost/abandoned at sea, it still continues to 'fish'. They are completely unbiased, killing anything that cannot escape it's grasp. This campaign has been a prime example of how lethal ghost nets are and why so much more needs be done to prevent the ecological disaster that is being created by the fishing industry. I'm lucky to be a crew member on board Sea Shepherds M/Y Sea Eagle, where we have saved so many marine species during every campaign.”- M/Y Sea Eagle Engineer, Matt.