The Ocean Cleanup in call for citizen scientists to aid gear dumping study

The Ocean Cleanup foundation is recruiting a new band of ‘citizen scientists’ to volunteer and help gather information on the fishing industry.

The not for profit charity are seeking people to conduct interviews with stakeholders in the industry beginning next month.

The group is leading an international project to quantify the amount of derelict fishing gear encountered in the ocean by estimating rates of annual abandonment, loss, and discarding of fishing gear (ALDFG) from main gear types used in fisheries around the world. Continue reading “The Ocean Cleanup in call for citizen scientists to aid gear dumping study”