Killing of bottlenose dolphins in Western Australian trawl nets at ‘unsustainable’ levels, study warns

Killing of bottlenose dolphins in Western Australian trawl nets at ‘unsustainable’ levels, study warns

A study warns that bottlenose dolphins are being caught and killed at unsustainable numbers in trawl nets in Western Australia’s north. The discovery is based on an examination of the Pilbara trawl, which catches emperor, snapper, trevally, cod, and grouper for the Perth market. According to a report released last year by the federal environment […]

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POLL: Should the Pacific Bluefin Tuna be given endangered species protection?

POLL: Should the Pacific Bluefin Tuna be given endangered species protection?

Pacific bluefin tuna have declined by a staggering 97 percent, but the Trump administration has declined to grant them much-needed federal protection that would have helped ensure their survival. Pacific bluefin tuna are slow-growing, taking years to fully mature, and long-lived, which makes them especially vulnerable to overfishing. The demand for them, particularly for sushi, […]

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