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Divers help tackle Norway's ghost-gear problem

Norwegian diving clubs are helping tackle ghost fishing and littering using a new Norwegian Director of Fisheries app.

The app was launched in 2017 to make it easier for recreational fishermen to report where lost commercial fishing equipment is, after which a diving club receives money to track and take out the lost fishing gear.

The 40 diving clubs were honored by Norwegian Dive Association for cleaning the sea from rails, yarns, rags and other lost gear.

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