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A Southern Resident killer whale leaps into the air. The Southern Residents are an endangered population of fish-eating killer whales. Credit: NOAA

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Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01

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#5120 not entangled in July 2021 
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Faroese Aquaculture Association calls for ban on dolphin hunts

The Faroese Aquaculture Association has joined calls for the country's prime minister to ban dolphin hunting, following the terrible events last September when 1,423 Atlantic white-sided dolphins were killed in local waters.

In a press release, the Association highlights the negative impact that criticism around the hunts has had on local businesses, which are very concerned about the consequences if dolphin hunts are allowed to continue. The Association, which strongly condemned the hunt at the time, is now calling for a total ban.

WDC policy manager, Nicola Hodgins, welcomed this announcement 'as it shows that they are listening to the strength of international opposition to the dolphin hunts and are aware of the detrimental impact their continuation is likely to have on the Faroese reputation, their economy and importantly the welfare of the dolphins. We repeat our call on the Faroese government to end all dolphins hunts with immediate effect.'

Find out more about whale and dolphin hunts in the Faroe Islands

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