Dolphins deliberately killed for use as bait in global fisheries

Posted by on June 7, 2018 12:26 pm
Categories: Science

Ahead of World Oceans Day, new research exposes the practice of killing of aquatic mammals, including some listed as endangered, for the express purpose of securing bait for global fisheries. The practice is widespread globally, but most common in Latin America and Asia. The study reveals there is little information on the impact of this harvesting on targeted mammal populations and urges increased monitoring.

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