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Since the start of 2019, hundreds of dolphins have washed up on beaches along France's Atlantic coast.
Scientists say these numbers are only the tip of the iceberg as many dolphins, just sink to the bottom of the ocean or are washed out to sea rather than ending up on the French beaches.
Also most of the dead dolphins show clear injuries with dorsal fin sectioned or amputated.
Researchers say are caused by big fishing boats and the large fishing nets they use. The dolphins get caught in the vast nets used to catch fish like hake and sea bass, which the dolphins like to eat. Some of these nets are fixed in the sea bed and when dolphins get stuck in them, they can't come up for air to breathe and they suffocate.
The nets — giant nylon curtains that can stretch one mile long and extend 100 feet underwater — are used mostly by fishermen between. Although they are intended to catch swordfish, studies have shown that they entangle dozens of other marine species, including whales, dolphins, sea lions and sea turtles. Those animals, known as bycatch, are often thrown back overboard, injured or dead. Critics say there are other ways to catch swordfish, including using baited hooks attached to buoy.
Then the question we would like to ask is WHEN these irresponsible and unsustainable ways of fishing will be forbidden or regulated. The question needs to be raised and answered as the mass fishing industry needs obvious not only national but international REGULATION.
Regulation of this industry is possible in the U.S Voters banned the huge nets use in state waters out to three miles offshore in 1990, but they remain legal beyond that in federal waters this is why an international agreement need to take place.
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