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Encouraging the use of sustainable and biodegradable fishing gear


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Encouraging the use of sustainable and biodegradable fishing gear is a critical step towards ensuring the long-term health and resilience of our oceans. Traditional fishing gear, often made of non-biodegradable materials like plastic and metal, poses significant environmental threats, including marine pollution, habitat destruction, and harm to marine life. Transitioning to more eco-friendly alternatives can mitigate these issues and support sustainable fisheries management.


1. Sustainable Materials: Promoting the use of sustainable materials in fishing gear production is paramount. Eco-friendly alternatives like natural fibers, bamboo, and recycled materials are biodegradable and have a reduced ecological footprint.


2. Biodegradable Nets: Developing and utilizing biodegradable fishing nets and lines can significantly reduce the problem of "ghost fishing," where lost or discarded gear continues to trap and kill marine life for years.