French zeewetenschappers in addition to the brutality surrounding the death of the intelligent mammals shocks, is the large number: about 1,100 dead dolphins, since January. Probably are still dead animals to the bottom.Read also Weyts wants to end dolphins in captivity: “No licences for dolfinaria” Bycatch
“This we have never seen,” said Willy Daubin of the research centre Observatoire Pelagis. “In three months ' time, we have the record of last year is broken, that's already higher than it was in 2017 and the absolute record was in 40 years time.” the
The culprit? The industrial fisheries. “90 percent of these dolphins was the victim of bycatch,” says Baudin. “They are caught accidentally in industrial fishing nets.” And the horrific mutilations? According to activists, is that because fishermen in the stitching dolphins from their nets caps and cut their material to save.
Why so many animals are, is not clear. “What ships and what fishing tackle are behind all these deaths?”, ask Baudin out loud.