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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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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Final Contract Report 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2017 Between 1st January 2011 and 31st December 2017, the UK Cetacean Strandings. Investigation Programme (CSIP) received reports of 4896 cetaceans, 97 marine turtles and. 21 basking sharks. The largest number of cetacean reports was received in England (n=2363), with smaller numbers in Scotland (n=1616), Wales (n=774), Northern Ireland (n=76), the Isle of Man […]

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