A lot of dolphins die in fisheries. In the North Sea alone, an estimated 10,000 harbour porpoises are killed in fishing gear each year. In recent years there have been gear modifications that make it possible for the dolphins, to escape once a fishingnet is closed. Not every country has made these modifications mandatory yet, so dolphins are still killed in this fishery. The dolphins killed in fishery are mainly common dolphins, spotted dolphins and spinner dolphins. Occasionally other species, including bottlenose dolphins, are caught as well, but their numbers are lower.
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Right whales threatened by planned seismic surveys along Mid- and Southeastern Atlantic seaboard, say scientists
- A series of seismic surveys for oil and gas planned for the mid- and southeastern Atlantic coastal areas of the United States pose a substantial threat to one of the world’s most endangered whale species, according to a group of renowned marine mammal scientists urging a halt to the surveys in a statement released today.