The Strandloper Project.

Starting as a simple reef clean up dive by concerned locals in January 2018, the Strandloper Project has evolved into a research program that studies the impact of lost and discarded recreational fishing tackle on ghost fishing, reef damage and entanglements.

To date we have recorded 5 species of fish that have died as a result of ghost fishing, three species of birds killed from entanglements and from ingestion of discarded baited hooks.

On reefs we have recorded physical damage to reef fauna and flora in high cast zones.

Our research is ongoing and we aim to extend our study sites.

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