Puffins under threat as European boats overfish in UK waters post Brexit, RSPB warns

Puffins under threat as European boats overfish in UK waters post Brexit, RSPB warns

Overfishing by Scandinavian boats in UK waters is threatening the puffin bird, according to wildlife conservation groups. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has renewed calls for “urgent action” to curb the fishing practices of boats from countries such as Denmark and Norway. Under EU quota arrangements that have continued through Brexit, […]

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Puffins being hunted and brought back to the UK despite Government efforts to save the species

Puffins are being hunted 100 at a time by trophy collectors who are allowed to bring the carcasses back to the UK, despite the government’s efforts to save the species.Campaigners and MPs are calling on Theresa Villiers, the new environment secretary, to ban the import of puffin trophies and push the international wildlife trade body […]

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