Posts Tagged ‘EU bycatch’
EU gets tough on dolphin deaths – how did we get them to take action?
The biggest killer of dolphins and porpoises in the seas of Europe is accidental entanglement in fishing nets. Known as ‘bycatch’, many thousands meet this unnecessary and frankly horrific death every year. So I was delighted when the European Commission announced action to prevent dolphin and porpoise bycatch earlier this month, following many years of…Read More
Buying fish – can you ever be sure that dolphins haven’t suffered?
In the future, dolphins, porpoises and whales won’t get caught in fishing gear – that’s our goal. Entanglement in fishing nets and gear is known as ‘bycatch’ and it’s the biggest threat to dolphins, porpoises and whales on the planet today. Nobody, including fishers, wants them to suffer this way. But until this future, is…Read More