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July 18, 2017

Ghost fishing

BY: Juan Cuetos



Thousands of pieces of fishing gear is lost at the bottom of the oceans every day, sometimes after becoming hooked on rocks and sometimes because they’ve outworn their use and people toss them into the sea. However, this abandoned fishing gear continues to fulfill its purpose for a long time. 

We saw these deadly traps on both dives we did today: a net that has already been completely colonized by sea life and a fish trap that was full of sea horses – we opened it so that they could escape certain death.

Today was the last day of diving in Norwegian waters and I’m thrilled to leave with all the memories we’ve made in these waters. By the time we wake up tomorrow we’ll already be in Denmark.