L'Art des ghostnets: vingt mille filets autour de la mer / Ghostnet art: twenty thousand nets around the sea

Le Roux, Geraldine (2016) L'Art des ghostnets: vingt mille filets autour de la mer / Ghostnet art: twenty thousand nets around the sea. In: Jacob, Stéphane, (ed.) L’art des ghostnets: vingt mille filets autour de la mer / Ghostnet art: twenty thousand nets around the sea. Éditions Arts d’Australie, Paris, France, pp. 9-33.

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[Extrait] À côté des millions de sacs en plastique et des emballages industriels qui finissent chaque année dans les océans se trouvent de nombreux équipements de pêche. Certains de ces objets, comme les ancres et les casiers, reposent au fond des océans mais la plupart, notamment les filets et les cordes, flottent et circulent au gré des courants. La pollution marine provenant de la pêche industrielle et récréative est estimée à près de 6,4 millions de tonnes de déchets par an (Wilcox et al., 2014). De tous ces matériaux, les filets de pêche sont les plus dangereux pour la faune marine qui s’y enchevêtre, les ingère ou souffre des éléments toxiques qu’ils dégagent. De plus, ces déchets flottants constituent potentiellement des plateformes sur lesquelles des espèces invasives se développent (Gregory, 2009). Ces filets délestés ou perdus, ces « tueurs silencieux » (Gunn, 2016), sont appelés en anglais des ghost nets, littéralement des filets fantômes.

[Extract] Besides the millions of plastic bags and industrial packaging dumped in the marine environment every year, a lot of fishing equipment is lost, abandoned or simply discarded. Some of it, such as anchors, sinks to the seafloor but most travels the oceans with currents and tides until it eventually washes up on the coast. Over 6.4 million tons of waste, from both commercial and recreational fishing activities, are lost each year (Wilcox et al.2014). Of all this waste, fishing nets are the deadliest. They pose a serious threat to marine animals which get strangled in them, suffer debilitating lacerations or are poisoned by the predominantly plastic material. They also create a platform to carry invasive species to pristine shores (Gregory, 2009). These “silent lethal killers” (Gunn, 2016) are known as ghost nets.

Item ID: 50925
Item Type: Book Chapter (Creative Work)
ISBN: 979-10-95931-00-3
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This is a catalogue published for the exhibition 'Taba Naba, Australia, Oceania, Arts of the Sea People' in collaboration with Erub Arts (Torres Strait Islands, Queensland), Pormpuraaw Arts and Cultural Centre (Cape York, Queensland) and Tjutjuna Arts and Culture Centre (South Australia) held in the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, 24 March - 30 September 2016.

Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 01:32
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