Action urged to prevent fishing gear deaths of porpoises, dolphins and whales ITV ‘More than a thousand porpoises, dolphins and whales die in fishing gear in UK waters each year, conservationists warned, as they called for action to end the “largely unseen suffering”. Campaigners are calling for the UK and devolved governments to meet their […]

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WWF: Sustainable fisheries management is vital for the livelihoods and wellbeing of people all around the world, and for the health and survival of marine ecosystems and species. Remote Electronic Monitoring with cameras (REM) of fisheries is a powerful tool to underpin sustainable fisheries management. This report explores how REM can be used to address […]

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At Cornwall IFCA’s Committee meeting on Friday 18 September, several Cornwall IFCA Committee members agreed that there is a problem with net-caught bass landings going up in Cornwall and expressed concern that some Cornish fixed netters are illegally targeting bass and landing it as “unavoidable bycatch”.  In 2019, nearly 70% of all net-caught bass landed […]

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July 2020 Sarah Dolman,  Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society – Wildlife & Countryside Link Blog 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 […]

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