fishing trawls

Dolphins filmed fishing in trawler nets

November 2nd, 2012

Murdoch University researchers have caught bottlenose dolphins on camera repeatedly raiding trawler fishing nets for food in northern Western Australia.

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Reducing dolphin deaths in fishing trawls

July 14th, 2010

Each year an estimated 20 to 50 dolphins die when they are accidently caught and asphyxiate in trawl fishing nets off Western Australia’s northwest, a Murdoch University research project has shown.

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