Join the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI)

Mix of fishing nets

The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) is a cross stakeholder alliance of fishing industry, private sector, corporates, NGOs, academia and governments focused on solving the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear worldwide.

An estimated 640,000 tonnes of ghost nets are left in our ocean each year.



  • Opportunities to work across sectors to tackle this huge problem
  • Access to data to inform decision making
  • Ability to use your membership to promote your positive plastic policies


  • Being a member does not mean you are automatically positive on plastic – requires pro-active action and collaboration

Making a difference

Over 100 NGOs, governments, academia and private organisations have become members of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: Nathan Lindahl