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EU moves to reduce cetacean bycatch, with full support of experts

An important Resolution calling for better monitoring and mitigation of porpoises, dolphins, seals and whales...

Whales die slow death from fishing gear entanglement

Scientists working out of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have released data that shows 'for...
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Who is eating the dolphins in the Channel?

Its all well and good the British blaming the French for, well everything, but can...
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WDC presents petition to UK Fisheries Minister to stop dolphin deaths in nets

On 6 September, 2017 we handed-over our petition calling for strong laws to stop dolphins,...
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WDC joins experts at Zoological Society to try to prevent whale and dolphin deaths in fishing gear

Accidental entanglement in fishing gear (bycatch) is the biggest killer of dolphins, porpoises and whales....

Tragic tale of the UK orcas facing extinction

If you watched David Attenborough’s Extinction: The Facts, you’ll have heard the tragic account of...
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We need urgent action to stop porpoises dying in nets in UK seas

Around 1,105 harbour porpoises die in UK fishing gear each year, mainly in the North...

The pingers and the porpoise – preventing deaths in fishing nets in Cornwall

When a porpoise or dolphin swims into a fishing net, rope or line, they can...
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Europe’s first whale disentanglement training course for fishers takes place in Scotland

More whales and dolphins, as well as basking sharks and other marine animals, are getting...
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What we must do to protect UK dolphins, porpoises and whales from fishing gear after Brexit

How the UK manages fishing in its waters after we leave the EU is outlined...
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Michael Gove sets out his vision of 'Green Brexit'

On Friday, I and some eighty plus conservationists and journalists were invited to listen to...
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A UK manifesto for whales and dolphins

Ahead of the UK's general election on 8th June, WDC recommends three achievable and critical steps...