As Fisheries Service Dithers, New England Porpoises Drown

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen on November 5th, 2012 2 Comments

Originally posted on National Geographic News Watch on October 25, 2012. By Carl Safina and Andrew Read Every twelve hours in the Gulf of Maine, a porpoise swims into a net it cannot see, struggles until it runs out of breath, and drowns. That’s because New England gill-net fishermen simply refuse to use a proven […]

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