Pascal van Erp is a GUE technical diver who has a strong preference for wreck diving. He made hundreds of dives all over the world, and during these dives, he encountered abandoned fishing gear and the sad and severe consequences for the life under water. During his wreck dives on the Dutch North Sea, he decided to take action and joined the dive team Duik de Noordzee Schoon. During his activities with this team, of which he was a core member since it was founded in 2009, he got involved in organizing and leading wreck diving trips. He was also responsible for the organization and was assistant expedition leader of both editions of the Dogger bank expedition. After analyzing the problems and diving activities in the ghost net issues, Pascal decided to initiate the Ghost Fishing Foundation, as he considered it time for a network with a global approach.