As Fisheries Service Dithers, New England Porpoises Drown

Pinger on gill net gear. Credit: Danielle Waples.

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 […]