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DOLPHIN Massacre IN Faroe Islands Denmark
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: 3000 dolphins killed yearly by fishing in Pacific Reply with quote

3000 dolphins killed yearly by fishing in Pacific: report
December 6 2002

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About 3000 dolphins are still being killed each year by tuna fishing fleets in the Pacific Ocean west of Mexico and Central America, a US government report says.

The report estimates about six million dolphins were killed in this fashion in the eastern tropical Pacific since the 1950s, and that while the annual death toll has dropped significantly in recent years, the dolphin's recovery remains in doubt.

"Despite considerable scientific effort by fishery scientists, there is little evidence of recovery, and concerns remain that the practice of chasing and encircling dolphins somehow is adversely affecting the ability of these depleted stocks to recover," the report says.

The report was prepared in August by the Southwest Fisheries Science Center of the Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

An environmental group, Earth Island Institute of San Francisco, obtained the report and provided it to The Associated Press today. The report has not yet been released publicly by the Commerce Department.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:29 pm    Post subject: The Tuna-Dolphin Issue Reply with quote


The Tuna-Dolphin Issue
The Problem

Purse-Seining for Tuna

Actions to Reduce Dolphin Bycatch

Status of the Dolphin Populations

Additional References

[updated from W. F. Perrin, B. Wursig and J. G. M. Thewissen, eds. Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. Academic Press, San Diego, California., p.1269-1273 (2002)]

I. The Problem
In the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean west of Mexico and Central America, large yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) swim together with several species of dolphins: pantropical spotted, Stenella attenuata, spinner, S. longirostris, and common, Delphinus delphis, dolphins. This ecological association of tuna and dolphins is not clearly understood, but it has had two important practical consequences: it has formed the basis of a successful tuna fishery, and it has resulted in the deaths of a large number of dolphins. This is the heart of the tuna-dolphin issue.

The bycatch of dolphins in the eastern tropical Pacific (ETP) purse-seine tuna fishery stands apart from marine mammal bycatch in other fisheries, not only in scale but in the way the dolphins interact with the fishery. Marine mammals interact with most fishing gear only incidentally, but in the ETP tuna fishery the dolphins are an intrinsic part of the fishing operation. The fishermen intentionally capture both tuna and dolphins together, then release the dolphins from the net. Further, unlike most other fisheries, the vast majority of dolphins captured by the ETP tuna fishery are released alive; thus, an individual dolphin may be chased, captured and released many times during its lifetime.

The number of dolphins killed since the fishery began in the late 1950s is estimated to be over 6 million animals, the highest known for any fishery. For comparison, the total number of whales of all species killed during commercial whaling in the 20th century was about 2 million. The bycatch of dolphins in the ETP tuna fishery has now been successfully reduced by more than 99%, but even at the present level of about 1,000 dolphins/year, it remains among the largest documented cetacean bycatch in the world.



ETP Cetacean Assessment Program Links
Stenella Abundance Research (STAR) project

NOAA Fisheries Tuna-Dolphin Issue

International DOlphin Conservation Program (IDCP)

International Dolphin Conservation Program Act (IDCPA) reports

Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program

Vaquita links:World Wildlife Fund, Cetacea.org

Science and Environmental Health Network:Precautionary Principle

National Marine Fisheries Service
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:02 pm    Post subject: Dolphins Killed in Brazil Reply with quote


Dolphins Killed in Brazil


Brazil's environmental agency has revealed, what it calls the illegal slaughter of dolphins off the country's northern coast. Many dolphins are sold to other fishermen even before the boats return to land -- the meat is typically used as bait for sharks. In some Brazilian towns, the dolphin's eyes and teeth are sold as lucky charms and jewelry in the market place.

The claims made in this film about the fishermen who said the dolphins just got caught in the nets happen all the time. Maybe they were caught in the nets on purpose. People get around technicalities in the law all the time. These people should be punished for their crimes against another harmless sentient being. These creatures have done nothing, and yet we kill them. Where is the humanity in that?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:05 pm    Post subject: Petition 66: Global International Change Request 1- Reply with quote

Petition 66: Global International Change Request 1- Tell Us Why 6 Million Dolphins Have Been Killed and Massacred In The Past 30 Years? And Why No Global Water Pollution Control Law?

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To: The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Elected Free World Leaders, Representative, and Human Rights Activists

We are outraged by the annual brutal slaughter of dolphins and whales that takes place in Japan and in the Faroe Islands Denmark. The images of bloody red water clearly show the world that Japan and Faroe Islands Denmark have little respect for the state of the world’s oceans and Dolphin rights to exist.

We demand that Japan and Denmark permanently and immediately renounce and stop dolphins slaughter. Please watch documentary video clips.[1]

How many dolphins do you think it is reasonable to kill in order to catch the Tuna fish?
In the past 30 years, 6,000,000 dolphins have been killed by "fishing on dolphins". [2]

The research, conducted at the Duke University Marine Laboratory (US) and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland (UK) estimate that approximately 308,000 dolphins, whales, and porpoises killed in fishing gear annually. [3]

When the total of 152 dolphins (79 in September and 73 in October 2007) were washed up on Iran's Persian Gulf, Jask coast “mass suicide” was blamed by officials news agency. Asking UN actions to stop severe oil pollution which poses serious threat to Persian Gulf ecosystem and corals, reported by BBC [1]. The precise cause of Persian Gulf dolphins’ tragedy by oil pollution or Navy Sonar has not been established yet and UN investigation is expected and required. [4]

If we knew the realities behind our choices, would take a step back and reconsider … Due to lack of comprehensive Unified International Mother Earth clean water act (ocean, sea, lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and ponds), we are asking our elected representative and UN to co-sponsor an important 360 degree clean water protection bill to stop over fishing and pollution, to clean Persian Gulf from oil pollution, to regulate harmful Navy Sonar systems, to establish international monitoring programs with the stringent "zero discharge" of pollutants into the mother earth’s waters, and integrated international community enforcement of water quality standards agreement.

We are also reminded by Albert Einstein, “The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

We have learned from the Epic of Kings masterpiece by Ferdowsi (935-1020) the world famous great Persian poet: "Crush not even the tiny ant that beareth a grain of corn, for she hath life, and sweet life is a boon."

Now as a first step for the Real Global Change please sign, support, and distribute this petition to increase public awareness and global actions to promote Dolphin Rights to the same level of Human Rights. Due to the complexity of this major global problem domain, our active participation, and global dialogue is required and if you have a new innovating solution, brilliant idea, actions or recommendations please consider to share it with public in the comments section of this petition.

[1] Must Watch Integrated Video Clips Global International Change Request 1 to Save Dolphins from Massacre:
- Watch Faroe Denmark and Taiji Japan Islanders Dolphins Massacre video clips
- Investigation of 152 dolphins killed in Persian Gulf by oil pollution or Navy Sonar
- Navy high-intensity Sonar effect on Dolphins...

[2] The Tuna/Dolphin Controversy by the FOR SEA marine science curriculum and teacher training program:
[3] Press Release - 308,000 Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Killed in Fishing Gear Annually, New Study Shows: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2003/WWFPresitem625.html
[4] Iran alarmed by mass dolphin deaths
[5] Thread discussion DOLPHIN Massacre In Faroe Islands Denmark

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:51 pm    Post subject: Dolphin found dead at Outer Harbor Reply with quote

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Dolphin found dead at Outer Harbor


A young dolphin found floating dead off Outer Harbor yesterday is thought to be the same one seen tangled in fishing line in recent weeks.

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