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No more dolphin, porpoise and whale deaths in UK fishing gear – join us in saying ‘Goodbye Bycatch’

Norway takes action to save porpoises from death in nets

The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry has announced new regulations on the use of acoustic transmitters (pingers) to try to save large numbers of porpoises and other marine mammals from becoming entangled and dying in fishing nets. In what the government describes as a rapid regulatory change, fishers in parts of Norway will now…

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Common dolphin with injuries from fishing net

WDC highlights how UK Government can save a dolphin a day

As WDC launches a campaign to stop around a thousand whales, dolphins and porpoises dying in nets and other fishing gear each year, a new report issued today from experts at WDC and co-sponsor of the study HSI (Humane Society International), outlines action the UK and devolved Governments can take now to lead the world…

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Tragic tale of the UK orcas facing extinction

If you watched David Attenborough’s Extinction: The Facts, you’ll have heard the tragic account of the group of orcas known as the West Coast Community. They face almost certain extinction because of human chemical pollution.  These orcas spend their time between Scotland, Wales and Ireland and until 2016 it was believed that there were nine…

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