|Operation Dolphin ByCatch: France’s Atlantic Coast|
Launched in February with Sea Shepherd France and the M/Y Sam Simon, our dolphin defense campaign exposes the thousands of dolphins killed by commercial fishing vessels each year in the Bay of Biscay. Our goal is to put pressure on the French government to require fisheries observers on all commercial fishing vessels, enforce the accurate reporting of bycatch, and ban fishing practices that contribute to these needless bycatch casualties threatening the very existence of dolphins on France’s Atlantic Coast.
Reblogged for Cestacean lovers
Check out @_PeggyOki’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/_PeggyOki/status/1091283953984561154?s=09
“The chaos amongst the pod was unimaginable. Divers swam through the terror-stricken dolphins, rolling them over to check their gender, then forcefully pushing the undesirable ones out of their way. A calf attempted to surface for air, then disappeared for several seconds underneath the surface, this process repeating over and over. One dolphin likely expelled its stomach contents, swimming with what looked to be a cephalopod hanging out of its mouth.” ~ Heather Hill
Check out @Dolphin_Project’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Dolphin_Project/status/1100032926253805569?s=09
Remove the dams
Check out @BrendaSPeterson’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/BrendaSPeterson/status/1090725230673244161?s=09
After a multi-year legislative battle, a bill to outlaw keeping cetaceans like whales and dolphins in captivity has cleared the Senate — all but ensuring the end of a once-popular theme park attraction in Canada.
S-203 — first introduced by now-retired Liberal senator Willie Moore in December 2015, with the backing of Green Party Leader Elizabeth May — would ban keeping and breeding these marine mammals in captivity through amendments to the Criminal Code.
Fines of up to $200,000 could be imposed on parks flouting the law — a sum set deliberately high as a deterrent.