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Contact: Eva Ramirez-Llodra
Census of Marine Life

Ghost Fishing

Caption: A trawl net collected in the Western Mediterranean at 1,200 m depth, with several dead or moribund Geryon crabs, is a sad example of what is referred to as "ghost fishing," when lost nets continue to fish when detached from boats.

Credit: Copyright Ramirez-Llodra, ICM-CSIC/BIOFUN

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