A real problem for the seas is the plastic pollution from ‘ghost gear’:
LOST & ABANDONED FISHING GEAR
Ghost gear refers to any fishing gear that has been abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded, and is the most harmful form of marine debris.
There are many reasons why fishing gear can be lost or abandoned, including severe weather, snags beneath the surface, conflict with other gear, interaction with other vessels and, rarely, intentional discard when no other options are available.
Jo was from Exmouth and died in the Ethiopian airlines disaster in March on her way to a UN conference – as reported on Radio Exe:
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