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Why now is the time for government action on dolphin deaths in fishing nets

By Sarah Dolman / 12th April 2022

Thousands of dolphins, porpoises, whales, seabirds, seals and other protected species die in fishing gear in UK waters each year. This is known as ‘bycatch‘…

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Dolphin deaths in fishing nets – 30 years and what’s been done?

By Sarah Dolman / 29th March 2022

Every week in UK waters about 30 porpoises, dolphins, whales and seals die in our fishing nets. Unable to get free, they will often struggle…

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Progress for our campaign as New Zealand takes action to protect dolphins from fishing nets

By Sarah Dolman / 25th November 2021

Following our long-running campaign to save endangered Hector’s dolphins, the New Zealand government has announced action … but will it be enough? Hector’s dolphins live…

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Success for emergency rescue after dolphins got trapped in Scottish harbour

By Sarah Dolman / 24th August 2021

I’m stationed for a month on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. We’ve run a successful field research project here for 12 years…

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A sad end for the young Thames minke whale – what do we know?

By Sarah Dolman / 18th May 2021

It’s such a special and, for most of us, rare experience to see a whale and we consider ourselves very lucky when we do. So…

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Supertrawlers or static nets – what is killing all the dolphins? Why we need to see the whole picture

By Sarah Dolman / 11th May 2021

You’ve probably come across ‘supertrawlers’ in the news or in the film Seaspiracy which has made these industrial ocean behemoths a hot topic on social…

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