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Icelandic whalers breach international law and kill iconic, protected whale by mistake

Icelandic whalers breach international law and kill iconic, protected whale by mistake

Icelandic whalers out hunting fin whales for the first time in three years appear to...
Australian Government to block Japanese whaling proposal

Australian Government to block Japanese whaling proposal

Japanese Government officials have reportedly confirmed that they will propose the resumption of commercial whaling...
Norway increases whaling quota despite declining demand

Norway increases whaling quota despite declining demand

Norway's government has announced an increase in the number of minke whales that can be...
Japan officially re-enforces intention to resume commercial whaling

Japan officially re-enforces intention to resume commercial whaling

Following an announcement this week by Japan that it intends upgrading its ageing lead whale...
EU and 12 other nations condemn Japanese whale hunting in Antarctic

EU and 12 other nations condemn Japanese whale hunting in Antarctic

The European Union, together with 12 other nations, has issued a formal statement condemning Japan's...
Hackers target Norway over whale hunts

Hackers target Norway over whale hunts

The international ‘hacktivist’ group, Anonymous, which targets the internet sites of governments and other organisations,...
Whaling footage finally released in Australia after five year campaign

Whaling footage finally released in Australia after five year campaign

Film footage showing the true horror of Japanese whaling activities in Antarctica has now been...
Iceland's new Left-Green prime minister declares support for environmental isssues

Iceland's new Left-Green prime minister declares support for environmental isssues

Iceland’s new prime minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, leader of the Left-Greens has formed a coalition government...
WDC campaign to stop whaling receives significant boost from EU

WDC campaign to stop whaling receives significant boost from EU

WDC's campaign to have Japan's continued whale slaughter raised as part of future trade negotiations...
International wildlife convention decision could lead to more endangered whale deaths

International wildlife convention decision could lead to more endangered whale deaths

Japan’s illegal trade in sei whale meat looks set to continue for now following a...
Japan's whaling season ends with 262 whales dead

Japan's whaling season ends with 262 whales dead

Japan’s whale-hunting season in the North Pacific has just closed with 262 whales dead. Since...
Whalers in Japan kill 35 minke whales

Whalers in Japan kill 35 minke whales

An annual hunt of minke whales off the coast of Japan resulted in the deaths...

Teaming up with Fishtek to reduce dolphin deaths in fishing gear

Entanglement in fishing gear (bycatch) is the biggest global threat to dolphins, porpoises and whales. Not only is it the cause of hundreds of thousands of deaths every year, it is an awful way to die. The frustrating thing is, with a joined-up, concerted effort, we could so easily save lives.

Our colleagues at Fishtek work hard to provide practical and innovative solutions, such as pingers (devices that emit sounds to warn creatures away) to prevent dolphins and porpoises, as well as seabirds, turtles and sharks, meeting this fate.

Recently, Fishtek and WDC have joined forces with other international experts as members of a bycatch mitigation panel to find creative and effective ways to stop dolphins, porpoises and whales dying in fishing gear all around the world.

Fishtek have also teamed up with Triodos Bank to raise funds to increase uptake of their existing, effective devices and also to them to develop new, much-needed products to reduce this unnecessary bycatch, specifically bycatch solutions such as SharkGuard.

If these devices can be introduced to the fishing fleets where bycatch exists, with other measures where required, lives can be saved immediately, with minimal impact to fishing activities.

Fishtek is making a practical difference, all around the world, to the numbers of dolphins, porpoises, whales, seabirds, turtles and sharks dying in fishing gear.

Find out more about this partnership and how Fishtek are hoping to fund it.