New study reveals ‘staggering’ scale of lost fishing gear drifting in Earth’s oceans

October 17th, 2022

The Guardian, Other, 16/10/2022, Graham Readfearn
Enough commercial fishing line is left in the ocean each year to stretch to the moon and back, according to the most comprehensive study ever completed of lost fishing equipment. […] “This is super confronting,” said Dr Denise Hardesty, of the Australian government’s CSIRO science agency, and one of the study’s authors.

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