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Common dolphin: WDC/Charlie Phillips

Goodbye Bycatch – what have we achieved and what’s next?

Goodbye Bycatch – what have we achieved and what’s next?

Thank you to everyone who’s got involved with our campaign to stop dolphins, porpoises and whales dying in fishing gear in UK seas to put fish and shellfish on our plates. We’ve loved seeing all your support on social media and appreciated every single person who took action by emailing the fisheries minister or contacting…

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Seaspiracy

Ali and Lucy Tabrizi’s Netflix film Seaspiracy is compelling viewing for anyone who cares for the ocean.  The film covers many of the issues WDC cares most deeply about – the fight to stop whaling, the crisis of plastic and chemical pollution and, most of all, the appalling damage being wrought by widespread, poorly managed…

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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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