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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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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Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society commentary Observer editorial sums up the futility of this decision not least in terms of the reputational damage this will inflict upon Japan. Defra: There is widespread coverage of Japan’s decision to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The Times, Guardian and Daily Mail praise the Environment Secretary Michael Gove for joining international condemnation of […]

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