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We need urgent action to stop porpoises dying in nets in UK seas

By Sarah Dolman / 2nd June 2020

Around 1,105 harbour porpoises die in UK fishing gear each year, mainly in the North Sea and Celtic and Irish Seas. What’s worse is that…

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What does coronavirus mean for the future of fishing and our efforts to prevent dolphin deaths in nets?

By Sarah Dolman / 19th May 2020

Bycatch is the biggest global killer of dolphins, porpoises and whales – hundreds of thousands of them die in fishing gear every year and I…

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Putting whale and dolphin welfare on the agenda

By Sarah Dolman / 15th January 2020

Every whale and dolphin is important. You know that, but in the past, conservationists have considered what impact threats and human activities are having on…

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Buying fish – can you ever be sure that dolphins haven’t suffered?

By Sarah Dolman / 3rd December 2019

In the future, dolphins, porpoises and whales won’t get caught in fishing gear – that’s our goal. Entanglement in fishing nets and gear is known…

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Europe’s first whale disentanglement training course for fishers takes place in Scotland

By Sarah Dolman / 31st October 2019

More whales and dolphins, as well as basking sharks and other marine animals, are getting entangled in fishing gear than ever before.  It’s a massive…

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Scientists call on EU and Member States to take action to prevent dolphin deaths

By Sarah Dolman / 4th September 2019

After more than 1,000 common dolphins washed up dead on the French coast over the winter, scientists from France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK…

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