Ghostfishing - 28 January 2020
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 06:00 pm
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 08:30 pm
Mana Cruising Club
Ngatitoa Domain (off Pascoe Avenue)
Wellington Region, Technology Science, Issues Activity,
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking
Ghost Fishing New Zealand actively promotes environmental awareness and marine conservation through seafloor and coastline clean-ups.
‘Ghost Fishing’ is what fishing gear does when it has been lost, dumped or abandoned and continues to catch and needlessly kill marine life. Lost fishing gear or ‘ghost gear’ are among the greatest killers in our oceans and increasingly we are seeing discarded man-made trash, particularly plastics, having being equally harmful to our marine environment.
The Ghost Fishing New Zealand crew runs regular dive and beach clean-ups to remove both ghost gear and rubbish from our sea bed and coastlines. They encourage passionate volunteers to get involved in their events, as our precious planet needs all the help it can get.
The management team all volunteer their time towards the operation of GFNZ, planning, and coordination of events, diver training, public education, and of course, getting their hands dirty with dive and shore clean-ups to remove rubbish and protect marine life.
Rob Wilson is the owner of Frontline Photography (an award-winning photographer with specialities in astro/nightscapes and underwater), and he is the definition of a diving addict. Rob was one of the youngest divers to certify in New Zealand and since then, he has developed a passion for anything diving related.
Rob was the founder of Ghost Fishing NZ and has been involved in and managed clean-up dives around Wellington for almost 15 years. GFNZ is Rob’s passion and his motivation is the driving force behind the successful events to which GFNZ lay claim. Tonight he will be speaking to us about the work of Ghost Fishing New Zealand.