Fishing

WDC completes survey on remote island to protect whales and dolphins

WDC has now completed a second set of intensive surveys near the very remote M’buke Island, Papua New Guinea.  Working with Papua New Guinea Department of Environment and Conservation (PNG DEC), M’buke Island Peoples Association (MIPA), South Pacific Projects, and University of Papua New Guinea, the survey team came across 18 different groups of whales and dolphins.

Whales die after dynamite fishing in the Philippines

According to reports from the Philippines, at least 22 dwarf sperm whales have been killed by blasts from dynamite used by local fishermen.

The illegal fishing method on the island of Siargao has a devastating impact on other ocean wildlife and coral reefs.

Locals report that it is common practice for fishermen to use dynamite to stun dolphins and dwarf sperm whales before stabbing them.

The meat is then eaten or sold in markets.

Investigation launched following claims that restaurants in Italy are serving dolphin meat

Italian police have confirmed that an investigation has been launched following claims that dolphin meat is being served to customers in restaurants in and around the capital Rome.

Secret filming by an undercover journalist claims to show one restaurant serving a salad dressed with thinly sliced flakes of dried dolphin fillet.

Independent laboratory tests carried out on the meat the journalist bought in the restaurant, and also from a wholesaler, confirmed it was dolphin.

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