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What we must do to protect UK dolphins, porpoises and whales from fishing gear after Brexit

Sarah Dolman

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What we must do to protect UK dolphins, porpoises and whales from fishing gear after Brexit

By Sarah Dolman / 30th November 2018

How the UK manages fishing in its waters after we leave the EU is outlined in the new Fisheries Bill. This legislation is working its…

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Urgent step change needed to stop dolphins suffering in fishing nets

By Sarah Dolman / 20th November 2018

Does sustainably caught fish mean no harm has come to dolphins? The quick answer to that question is ‘no’. If you buy fish with a…

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Why are beaked whales stranding on Irish and Scottish coasts – again?

By Sarah Dolman / 21st August 2018

UPDATE on 7/9/2018: Since early August, a minimum of 38 Cuvier’s beaked whales have stranded, dead, on the coasts of west Scotland. At least 19…

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New season looking out for Risso's dolphins

By Sarah Dolman / 4th June 2018

I was on an early morning beach dog walk on Monday, our first day back on the Isle of Lewis this year when I saw…

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WDC helping to shape the future for UK dolphins and porpoises

By Sarah Dolman / 25th April 2018

Last week, WDC took part in a two day workshop to help shape a “UK Dolphin and Porpoise Conservation Strategy”. We hope the strategy, once…

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WDC joins experts at Zoological Society to try to prevent whale and dolphin deaths in fishing gear

By Sarah Dolman / 18th April 2018

Accidental entanglement in fishing gear (bycatch) is the biggest killer of dolphins, porpoises and whales. On Tuesday evening I joined about 150 supporters and fellows…

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