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Aug 06

Ghost Fishing Challenge

Marine debris affects millions of animals every year

Each year millions of animals suffer from entanglement in marine debris

Marine debris is a universal problem that doesn’t only affect seals. Each year, millions of animals including dolphins, sharks, sea lions, whales, turtles, manatees, dugongs etc will be affected.

The debris not only causes painful wounds that can become infected, but also impedes the animals ability to hunt. They will then either starve to death or drown.

It doesn’t matter where you live, on the coast or not. Involve yourself, schools, clubs, Rotary organizations, and clean up litter from where ever it is found. Parks, streams, river banks, dams, railway lines, beaches etc

We hereby challenge divers from South Africa to start ghost fishing by removing underwater debris from our oceans.

Money and prizes are up for grabs!

We are giving away free T-shirts to participants and  FIVE THOUSAND RAND to the winning team!!

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS WELCOME! PLEASE CONTACT US!!

Rules:

  • Teams must comprise of no less than three and no more than six individuals.
  • Teams must submit video evidence of the dive as well as no less than 3 HD photos of their catch on land
  • Footage and Photo’s must include date stamp between the dates of 5th September 2014 and must reach us before 15 October 2014
  • Participants must be photographed holding a sign with comment bearing our name eg “Ghost fishing for The Seals Of Nam” Additional points will be allocated if the image is taken under water.
  • The FIVE THOUSAND RAND will be given to the team that collects the most debris or to the team that does multiple dives. The winning team will be expected to divide their reward among themselves in equal amounts
  • Included must be a summary of the dive, visibility, conditions, depth, gps coordinates, duration, team name as well as names and contact details of all team members.
  • Teams must be prepared to have photographs published in the media

We reserve all rights and as the judges, our decisions will be final.

Have fun, be safe and good luck!

Marine debris affects millions of sea creatures

Marine debris causes death and drowning