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Ghost fishing: a shark investigating a fish caught in lost fishing gear underwater

Ghost fishing

Ghost fishing is when lost or abandoned fishing gear continues to catch fish. And those who are caught attract larger predators who can also get caught.

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Also see Bycatch—other stuff you caught while trying to catch something else.

And quite different from ghost cooking—the art of cooking leaving a sparkling, untouched kitchen.

Nurse shark drawn using How to draw a grey nurse shark.

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