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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...
Long-finned pilot whale

Fishermen in Norway eat pilot whale after entanglement in net

According to local reports, fishermen in Norway ate meat from a long-finned pilot whale after...

Illegal fishing net kills porpoise off the west coast of Scotland

Police in Scotland are investigating the death of a porpoise killed in an illegally set net off the Isle of Lewis.

The huge 125 metre long gill net was reported by a member of the public and, when lifted, was found to contain an entangled porpoise.

Police are urging anyone with any information about this crime, to get in touch.  Scotland Wildlife Crime Officer, Adrian Kay, based in Benbecula, said: “It is clear that this porpoise, an intelligent animal, would have suffered a slow, painful death caught in this net.”

These illegal salmon poaching nets are a real threat to dolphins and porpoises that feed in the same areas.