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Accidental dolphin capture a difficult issue to solve

April 3rd, 2014

New research from Murdoch University scientists has revealed that around 500 dolphins have been caught in the Pilbara trawl fishery in the past decade.

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Prawn restocking program put to the test

February 6th, 2014

Researchers from Murdoch University, led by Professor Neil Loneragan and Dr James Tweedley, have joined the latest effort to boost prawn populations in the Swan-Canning estuary.

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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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Marine sanctuaries still important despite healthy WA fish stocks

June 10th, 2011

Murdoch University researcher Professor Neil Loneragan says Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are still needed in Western Australia despite evidence that fish stocks are healthy.

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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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Report out on 2009 deaths in the Swan River

June 10th, 2010

The deaths of six dolphins in the Swan Canning Riverpark last year reflect the stressful nature of the environment that they inhabit.

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