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Fishing capture gears and methods (UN Ocean Atlas World Fish fish capture technology)

Fishing methods (Marine Conservation Society Fishonline Website)

Fishing Gear types - (FIGIS - Fisheries Global Information System)

Scientist warns of threat to last stronghold of endangered turtle -  8th March 2006

Public outraged at assault on sea turtle protections - 3rd March 2006

Marine ecologists to help rebuild decreasing fish stocks - 16th February 2006

Have your say on the future of seafish – 10th February 2006

Fishermen reject calls to ban gill netting - 28th January 2006

Detective work needed on which nets kill dolphins - 23rd January 2006

Rescuers ready for Thames whale - 20th January 2006

Whale spotted in central London  - 20th January 2006

Dolphin carnage returns to coast  - 17th January 2006

21 dolphins washed up on beaches – 16th January 2006

Dolphin slaughter begins again - 16th January 2006  

Legal action against UK over insufficient cetacean protection - 20th December 2005

Finland to have two compulsory porpoise inspectors - 16th December 2005

Fine forces skipper to put boat on sale - 28th November 2005

Prevention of Cetacean Bycatch WWF Runner Up Award - 21st April 2005

Winners of international competition to reduce marine bycatch announced - 21st April 2005

Poachers kill 'dolphins that saved New Zealand swimmers' - 27th November 2004

Anger at rules to save dolphins - 24th March 2004

EU decides to better protect dolphins - 23rd March 2004

Set net ban looms in Kaikoura after mutilated dolphin found - 8th January 2004

International Coalition calls for immediate UN Moratorium - 24th November 2003

North Sea fish have shrunk - 25th September 2003

JNCC recommends “Set aside fifth of Irish Sea for nature”- 14th September 2003

Dolphin meat eaters in France? - 20th August 2003

Fishermen turn violent as quotas force wage cuts - 16th August 2003

Albatross left for dead - 14th August 2003

Australia acts to combat effects of marine debris on wildlife – 13th August 2003

“Pingers” to protect porpoises and dolphins in Baltic - 25th July 2003

Fisheries: Commission acts to protect dolphins and porpoises - 24th July 2003

EU plans for dolphin-friendly Baltic - 23rd July 2003

Nearly 1,000 whales drowning daily in fishing nets: study - 15th June 2003

The Gillnet Interaction Project - findings and future direction - posted 26th March 2003

“Pingers” for nets may become compulsory - 20th March 2003

The vaquita (IUCN Red list assessed  in 1996) still critically endangered - posted 25th February 2003

Scientists ask U.N. to ban certain types of fishing in Pacific - 18th February 2003

Ocean crisis caused by destructive fishing - 18th February 2003

Australia launches study of sharks, rays, and sawfish - 17th February 2003

Net ban to save the dolphins - 30th January 2003

Visiting the Black Sea Dolphins with “Solveig VII”

Only white dolphin in captivity dies in Central China - 15th July 2002

Dolphin carcasses autopsied at Massey University  - 1st February 2002

Nets with porpoise in mind ~ acoustically reflective gill nets - 19th February 2001

Gill nets ~ (Courtesy of the Scottish Executive)

Gill nets and seabird bycatch in European Waters