Dolphin dangers

Marine mammals and the fishing industry don’t always mix well.

Yesterday the Department of Conservation released horrifying photos of dolphins caught by fishing trawlers in December off the west coast of the North Island.

Yes, most commercial fishing companies are following the rules and will stop fishing as soon as they see there are dolphins around but something needs to be done about those that don’t follow the rules.

More than 22 dolphins died in this one fishing trip – and that’s 22 dolphins too many.

2 Responses

  1. pamelalovis

    Hi Rachel
    Thanks for your comment. I agree with you that dolphins in New Zealand and around the world in general need to be better protected – especially in relation to fishing activities and the impacts that human activity has on the marine environment.

  2. Rachel

    i am 14 years old and i love dolphins and i think that dolphins should be better protected.


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