Continuation of the project that commenced in 2006 to:
Develop a network of indigenous ranger and similar organisations in the Torres Strait, Arnhem Land and the Gulf of Carpentaria with a common concern about the amount of marine wildlife, in particular turtles, becoming entangled in derelict fishing gear (ghost nets) in their sea country.
Build the skills and knowledge of indigenous rangers and assist in the establishment of institutional frameworks for the continuous achievement of natural resource management in the region.
The objectives of the project are to:
Remove the nets from the coastline of the Gulf of Carpentaria
Rescue any wildlife found entangled in nets
Record information about the nets
Raise awareness about the issue
Research the abundance, distribution, movement and impacts of ghost nets.
Over the years, various organisations have collaborated with the program, including: