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!
We need urgent action to stop porpoises dying in nets in UK seas
What does coronavirus mean for the future of fishing and our efforts to prevent dolphin deaths in nets?
WDC funded research shows ‘pingers’ could save porpoises from fishing nets
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.