Thursday, November 1, 2018

ASC leads fight against plastic waste from aquaculture with planned requirements on proper disposal

ASC is leading the fight against plastic waste from aquaculture, planning specific requirements for farms to properly dispose of plastics and aquaculture gear, and becoming the first and only aquaculture body to join the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI).
Image credit: ASC

The GGGI is an alliance of organisations working to find solutions to the problem of lost, abandoned or discarded fishing gear – known as ghost gear. While the issue of ghost gear from fisheries entering the oceans has been well documented, and it is known that every year at least 640,000 tons of ghost gear is left in the oceans, the impact made by fish farms remains unexplored. The ASC's knowledge and influence in the aquaculture industry will help widen the impact of GGGI to include fish farms, and ASC will learn from the experiences of its GGGI partners with an eye towards applying lessons learned to aquaculture production.

Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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