Each month flushed hundreds of mutilated dolphins up on the French beaches. According to the environmental organization Sea Shepherd is the reason to the macabre findings that the dolphins represent a by-catch in commercial fishing, for mainly bass.
According to the representatives of the Sea Shepherd so flushed about 20% of all the dolphins that are killed up in the country. Around 6.000–10.000 animals fall victim to fishermen's nets and gear every year.
have suffered fractures, broken fins, and wounds from fishing nets. The French authorities to collect the corpses in piles, and then transport them away from the beaches.
The French marine biology research station operated by the Observatoire Pelagis writes on its website that the number of dead dolphins that washed up on the beaches has reached record levels since the winter of 2017. Approximately 90% of the dolphins examined are judged to have died as a result of suffocation by fishing gear.
According to the environmental organization Sea Shepherd so threaten the French fisheries for sea bass are both fiskartens and dolphins stocks.