The underwater world was brought to my attention via a BSAC Try Dive at a local fate, this lead me to want to progress with my underwater adventures – I am currently studying Marine Biology at University of Plymouth.
As part of the course I had the oppertunity to become a commercial diver, which has enable me to participate in underwater surveys and scientific research. I am also a PADI Dive Master and work for InDeep Marine Services, guiding dives, filling cylinders and crewing the boats.
This lost and unmanaged fishing gear, which could be pots, nets or lines, continues to catch marine life. Species such as crabs, rays, fish, mammals and even birds get caught up in the lost ghost gear and die. These in turn act as bait for larger animals and can attract large marine mammals such as seals, dolphins, porpoises and whales which have also been found tangled in and killed by ghost gear.
For more information and how to get involved with Ghost Fishing UK – Website