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Tesco joins new initiative to help protect whales and dolphins

Tesco joins new initiative to help protect whales and dolphins

Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer has joined WDC, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in our joint initiative to ensure supermarkets and food brands only sell fish and shellfish that comes from those sources that use best practices in protecting vulnerable marine wildlife. As part of this work with…

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More help for entangled whales thanks to project funding

A project to stop whale entanglement in fishing gear has received a huge boost thanks to a recently awarded grant from NatureScot’s Nature Restoration Fund (NRF), and funding from Jingle Jam 2021 – the annual fundraiser by Bristol-based Twitch content creators and long-term WDC supporters, The Yogscast. The project builds on findings from the recent Scottish…

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Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a shark net off the coast of Queensland, Australia. In the southern hemisphere humpback whales spend the austral summer in Antarctica before migrating north during the winter months to breed and give birth in warmer waters. Their migration route takes them…

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Long-finned pilot whale

Fishermen in Norway eat pilot whale after entanglement in net

According to local reports, fishermen in Norway ate meat from a long-finned pilot whale after the unfortunate creature became entangled in their fishing net and died. While this was a rare event for these fishermen, hundreds of thousands of whales and dolphins die each year after becoming trapped in nets and other fishing gear around…

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