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European Parliament passes up opportunity to improve dolphin and porpoise protection

Dolphins and fishermen working together in Brazil

The BBC reports on how dolphins and fishermen work together to catch fish in Brazil. This kind of collaborative fishing also happens in other parts of the world. However, the use of illegal fishing nets in the area is resulting in some dolphins dying entangled in these nets.

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Opportunity lost in EU Ministers bycatch vote

On Tuesday there was an important vote in the European Parliament Fisheries Committee about fisheries conservation measures including future bycatch measures for dolphins, porpoises and whales. Here is a summary of what happened in the vote on bycatch.  The existing (inadequate) rules for monitoring and mitigating dolphin and porpoise bycatch remain intact for now and…

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Future of European dolphins lies in EU Fisheries Committee hands TODAY!

Today (on Tuesday afternoon), MEPs from across Europe will vote on a range of fisheries measures aimed to conserve fish stocks, habitats and protected species. The vote will include measures to protect dolphins, porpoises and whales, as well as seabirds, seals and turtles, from incidental entanglement in fishing gear. Many thousands of dolphins, porpoises and…

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