Protect UK dolphins, porpoises and whales
The Story so far
We're working hard to get proper protection from fishing gear at both UK and EU levels
75,000 of you signed our petition and we presented it to UK Fisheries Minister, George Eustice at the Houses of Parliament. He promised action to tackle dolphin, porpoise and whale deaths in fishing nets and gear.
To stop dolphins, porpoises and whales dying a horrible death in fishing gear in our seas we’re going to need strong laws. We have been instrumental in working up legislation and need to ensure the government adopts it.
Thousands of you emailed your MEPs to urge them to vote for better protection at EU level. What's decided in Europe will form the basis of our UK laws after Brexit. Thank you for your action!
WDC presents petition to UK Fisheries Minister to stop dolphin deaths in nets
WDC meets with UK Fisheries Minister to ask for more protection to reduce dolphin and porpoise deaths in fishing nets
WDC visits European Parliament to stop dolphins and porpoises dying in fishing gear!
We've achieved a lot together
We got the UK government to commit to tackling bycatch.
Now we are at the table helping to shape government action.