Report ghost gear and lost fishing nets

Fishing gear

The Ghost Gear Reporter app allows you to easily report lost or abandoned fishing gear to the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI). While anyone can use the app, it also encourages fishers to report when they either lose gear themselves or find previously lost gear while out fishing.

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



  • Suitable for a range of users, from fishermen to local activists
  • Easy to take action on ghost gear!
  • Available for both Android and Apple devices


  • Requires a smartphone

Making a difference

Data collected from the app will be used to build evidence of ghost gear around the world and will help to inform ongoing solutions work in the future.

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