Jealsa, new member of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative.
The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), is a multi-stakeholder alliance dedicated to tackling the problem of lost, abandoned and otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG).
Founded in 2015, the organisation is currently made up of 95 members organizations and is supported by 13 governments. The main objectives are:
- To improve the health of marine ecosystems.
- To safeguard human health and livelihoods.
- To protect marine life from harm.
It is essential for Jealsa to give our customers quality and efficiently elaborated products, using the natural resources in a sustainable manner for our activity and promoting an ethical culture and development of the social environments surrounding us.
Therefore, as an industry linked to the fishing sector, it is of vital importance to have a responsible supply of raw materials and according to recent studies, between 46% and 70% of the macroplastis that are found drifting in our oceans when measured by weight are lost fishing gear. This gear causes significant damage to harvestable fish stocks and other marine life as well as to the ecosystem itself.
Our responsibility is to support initiatives such as the GGGI that undertake projects worldwide to help clean and protect our oceans so as to preserve resources and safeguard marine life, which will not only improve the condition of our seas, but will also contribute to raise society’s awareness of the importance of rational harvest of resources to guarantee the future of sustainable fisheries.
We hope to be able to contribute so that future generations can enjoy the ocean and its great wealth of marine biodiversity.