Ghost gear removal with Greenpeace in the German North Sea

I was asked by Greenpeace to document a ghost gear removal operating from the ship Greenpeace Beluga II, we retrieved a giant part of an old bottom trawl net acting as a ‘floating patch’ still catching underwater life and a lot of other lost fishing gear including dolly ropes. I small team of Ghost Fishing (Pascal van Erp, Hans van der Plas and Bas Poelman) removed the large ghost net from the sea bottom.

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