These two girls from Nhulunbuy, NT are proudly supporting the ghost net program. Photo by Jane Dermer.


This section provides you with some downloadable publications, videos, fact sheets and tutorials.

The Ghost Net ID Guide: is a field guide that gives full instructions on how to record information about the nets as well as a catalogue of the different nets we have found to date: who uses them, what they are used for and any other information that we have learnt.

A more dynamic version of the Ghost Net ID Guide is What Net is That? All you need to do is enter a few metrics of the net you have found here and see if it is in our database. A really cool tool.

All About Nets: is a booklet designed to give some background to the fishing industry and the nets they use.

Tutorials: these give a step by step instructions on how to download the software for recording data, the various ways to record data and how to upload it to the website.

Videos: Over the course of time we have been privileged to have been involved in several filmmaking exercises, some of which are available here.

Fact Sheets: these four fact sheets are aimed at the upper primary level. Each has a narrative, some interesting information plus some acitivites for the classroom and discussion points of interest.

Publications: include GNA reports and published scientific manuscripts that GhostNets Australia has been a partner to. Reports include Data summaries, annual reports and newsletters.

Explore the thumbnails below to watch films, download reports and learn about how to be a ghost netter.


Tutorials that help you become a ghost netter whether you find one net or many.

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Fact Sheets

These fact sheets have a narrative, supporting activities and suggested topics for discussion.

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All About Nets

What is the difference between a gill net and a trawl net?

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