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A dolphin trapped in a fishing net

Study raises concern about methods used to stop dolphins being caught in nets

Dolphins and porpoises continue to die in huge numbers in fishing gear but even some...
Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...

Iceland Minke whale hunt down on last year

The minke whale hunters in Iceland have so far landed fewer whales that this time last year. As of the 9th July less 45,344 kg had been offloaded compared to 52,718 kg 12 months ago.  One of the reasons for the shortfall could be down to the decision to expand the no whaling zone in the region by the previous Icelandic government. Sadly, the new Icelandic government looks set to reverse that decision which could have a major impact on the number of whales killed in future hunts.

About George Berry

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