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The biggest threat

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What's the problem?

Dolphins, porpoises, and whales are suffering and dying right now in UK seas to put fish and shellfish on our plates.

Entanglement in fishing gear is the biggest killer of dolphins, porpoises, and whales globally. Every year more than 1,000 individuals die horribly, trapped in fishing gear in UK waters.  Known as bycatch, this unintentional entanglement kills more dolphins, porpoises and whales than any other threat, including hunting.

It's a horrible way to die. If this level of suffering happened on land, it would not be tolerated, but under the water it is out of sight.

We know the solutions and with your help we can stop this.

We will not stop fighting until strong, effective, enforced measures are put in place which will make fishing safer and reduce dolphin, porpoise, and whale bycatch to the occasional tragic accident. But we need your support.

How you can help:

Will you help us save whale, dolphin and porpoise lives?

We have a huge task ahead of us, but with your help our team can continue to:

  • Work with fishers to understand and prevent entanglements.
  • Push for better monitoring on fishing vessels.
  • Convince UK and devolved governments to adopt strong measure to stop these tragic deaths.
  • Understand how new technologies can prevent entanglements.
  • Work with UK and international supermarkets to cut bycatch out of their supply chain.

If you can help with a donation today, however small, or large, it would mean the world to us, and to dolphins, porpoises and whales.

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Give a one off donation of £30, or give £3 a month, and we'll send you our stunning quarterly magazine Whale & Dolphin as a thank you for your generous support.

We can't do it alone. Only with the help of our amazing supporters can we continue our vital work. Please help us by donating today.