Stop dolphins dying in supertrawler nets

Stop dolphins dying in supertrawler nets

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World Cetacean Alliance started this petition to UK Parliament

We believe that hundreds of dolphins are killed every year as the result of giant factory ships trawling waters around the UK. Victims of unsustainable fishing, the bodies of these beautiful, intelligent animals regularly wash up on British shores.

You may have already heard about ‘supertrawlers’ fishing in waters around the UK. These are huge fishing vessels with kilometre-long nets the size of 450 tennis courts, which are capable of harvesting thousands of tonnes of fish per trip. 

These supersized nets mean that fish aren’t the only animals that get caught. Dolphins, and any other marine wildlife unfortunate enough to be nearby, are unable to escape and end up being needlessly killed as 'bycatch'.

Supertrawlers from around the world are legally allowed to fish in UK waters. However, since supertrawlers don’t enter territorial waters, they aren’t held to the same level of legislation as the UK’s own local, sustainable fishing community.

With your support, we’re demanding greater transparency on bycatch from supertrawlers and are calling on the UK government to hold supertrawlers to account by strengthening legislation.

Find out more at https://worldcetaceanalliance.org/dolphins-arent-discard/

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