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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At last … some action … although it should have come from the EU institutions. The ongoing issue of cetacean bycatch which is not going to go away unless concerted action is taken. Further evidence of NGO collaborations providing the muscle to hold governments to account. WDCS 22 environmental NGOs, led by Whale and Dolphin […]

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