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Report highlights whale and dolphin entanglement in creel fishing gear

Report highlights whale and dolphin entanglement in creel fishing gear

A ground-breaking project supported by WDC is helping reduce entanglement of whales, dolphins and other marine mammals in creel fishing gear in Scottish waters. The publication of a report today marks the first phase of the Scottish Entanglement Alliance (SEA) project, the first of its kind in the UK, which brings together commercial creel fishers, NatureScot…

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Lone beluga death a warning to stay clear

A lone beluga whale that has spent the past two years living close to shore around the waters of Clarenville, Canada has been found dead after becoming entangled in an old boat mooring cable. Nicknamed Bluey by local people, the beluga was a regular visitor to the Newfoundland waters but he also frequently got into…

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Survey reveals consumers want UK supermarkets to tackle dolphin deaths

Shoppers care about dolphins being killed in fishing gear and expect supermarkets to sort it out. According to the results of a OnePoll survey we have commissioned in coalition with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), the vast majority of consumers want UK supermarkets to take action on the harm some of the fish and shellfish…

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EU scientific body confirms stronger measures are needed to protect dolphins and porpoises from death in nets

The expert body that provides scientific advice to the European Commission on the management of fisheries has confirmed that stronger measures are needed to protect common dolphins in the Bay of Biscay and Baltic Proper harbour porpoises. An evaluation by the EU’s Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) backs up concerns from a number organisations…

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Plans for UK’s first dolphin and porpoise conservation strategy launched

Plans for the UK’s first Conservation Strategy for dolphins, whales and porpoises have been launched in what we hope will be a significant step towards better protection for these marine mammals in the future. The UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments, and the Northern Ireland Executive, have collaborated on the consultation, which sets out measures to…

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