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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...

Australian super trawler ban could help whales and dolphins

The Australian government has announced that it is to stop so-called super trawlers from fishing in Australia’s territorial waters, a move which could help whales and dolphins that get accidentally caught, injured or killed in the vessel’s huge nets. Sadly the ban only applies to boats 427 feet (130 meters) or longer. These vessels can cast nets up to 1,000 feet long.