The latest report on the numbers of dolphins and porpoises killed in fishing nets and gear in waters around the UK reveals the estimated total caught accidentally by the UK fishing industry is still alarming high, and highlights that too little is being done to stop these unnecessary deaths.
This week WDC was proud to co-host an event in the European Parliament in Brussels.
According to reports from Mexico, the government there is to go ahead with plans to use dolphins trained by the US Navy to try to save the world's most endangered marine species, the vaquita.
Vaquita are the world’s smallest and one of the most endangered species of whale, dolphin or porpoise on the planet. Found only in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California, the population has declined by more than 75% in the past three years and currently fewer than 50 vaquita remain.
New data from French scientists reveals that unprecedented numbers of common dolphins have died and stranded this year as a result of bycatch (accidental entanglement in fishing nets and gear) in European Atlantic waters.
A new rule that would have limited the number of whales, dolphins and turtles being caught in fishing nets used to catch swordfish off the West Coast of the USA, has been cancelled by the new government.
An investigation has been launched after two endangered New Zealand dolphins (also known as Hector's dolphins) were found in different locations on the country's South Island.