Our oceans are now facing a new challenge.
'Tangled Seas' aims to be a film that addresses and creates awareness about the problem of 'ghosts nets in as much detail as possible with as many perspectives that we can showcase.
Since you're here, you're already a part of this film/project in your own special way.
And your contribution will help us create awareness about this new issue in suffocating our seas.
What are Ghost Nets?
Ghost net is a discarded fishing net from a commercial fishing boat that has been lost or abandoned.
Every year they are responsible for trapping and killing millions of marine animals including sharks, rays, bony fish, turtles, dolphins, whales, crustaceans, and birds.
Ghost nets drift with ocean currents for years or even decades.
As they travel huge distances, they continue to catch and kill marine animals in a process called “ghost fishing”.
Entanglement in ghost nets can lead to exhaustion, suffocation, starvation, amputations of limbs, and, eventually, the death of a marine animal. Entangled fish often act as bait, attracting larger predators such as turtles, sharks, and dolphins, which may themselves become entangled.
Tangled seas is one of the few conservation film projects in India which has a full scale impact campaign currently active in addition to the film with an attempt to make long term change and impact on the concerned conservation issue of ghost nets
Impact campaigns ensure the awareness and outreach doesn't stop only with the film.
As a part of our campaign we have filed petitions , conducted workshops, outreach programmes, awareness drives, beach clean ups, mentorship programmes (Ambassadors of Tangled Seas) and written for various publications.
The film has also collaborated with organisations like Temple Adventures, Beyond Premieres, Temple Reef Foundation among others
We want to do our best to make the film accessible to all stakeholders of the conservation issue ranging from fishermen to divers and marine biologists
We're looking at raising funds for our impact campaign which includes
-Research and attempts for policy change
-Easy access screenings of the film and other underwater content
(for sensitisation of the fishing community)
And a lot more..
Donations can be made to :
HDFC Account no 17911460000082
IFSC Code: HDFC0001791
Account Holder. : Akansha Brijendra Tiwari