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CONFIRMED: 3rd right whale death of 2018

A NOAA ship reported the sighting of yet another carcass of an endangered North Atlantic right whale.  This whale, found approximately 100 miles east of Cape Cod, is the 3rd known mortality in 2018, all of whom bore injuries consistent with entanglement in fishing gear.

Coca-Cola listed as top ocean plastic polluter in global audit report

Break Free From Plastic, a global movement campaigning against the rise in plastic pollution has released a report naming Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé as the most frequent companies identified in 239 clean ups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and 6 continents.

The Yogscast win top charity award for helping WDC, whales and dolphins

Bristol-based YouTube video game sensations,The Yogscast have been crowned Celebrity Charity Champion at this year’s Third Sector Awards in recognition of support given to WDC and our work.

The Award, which was presented at a special celebration evening event in London, recognises and celebrates those celebrities that have shown genuine and productive support for their chosen charity or charities.

California passes legislation to end use of harmful driftnets in fishery

A bill to phase out the use of drift gillnets (driftnets) off the California coast passed the California state legislature and was signed into law on September 27!  The new law implements a buyback program for driftnet permits and helps the fishery transition to more sustainable methods, including deep-set buoy gear, a system specifically designed to catch swordfish while reducing unintentional deaths of other marine species. 

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