Dolphin Deaths On The French Coast

Since living in France I have been shocked by the amount of Dolphins/Porpoises that have washed up on French beaches, I figured it was partly due to the position, but as I’ve researched it, it becomes more and more obvious that it is largely due to intensive fishing in The Bay Of Biscay. I’ll quote the stats here but please read this article for the detailed analysis HERE. Essentially though, more Dolphins die as a result of accidental capture due to fishing than in all the hunts on the Faroe Islands and Japan combined, we are rightly outraged by those, but this is an even bigger issue that is slipping under the radar. Somewhere between 6 and 10k dolphins and porpoises die a year. I wouldn’t have thought much of it if the below scenes n he rubbish dumps behind the beach were not monthly occurrence…

Dolphins from The Plastic Project on Vimeo.


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