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November 19, 2020 - The Independent (UK)

UK: Call for cameras on fishing boats as millions of endangered birds, animals and sharks killed by accident

UK: Call for cameras on fishing boats as millions of endangered birds, animals and sharks killed by accident
Seal caught in fishing netCredit: Ban Death Nets

Fishing boats in UK waters should have cameras on board to help prevent thousands of endangered marine animals being killed accidentally every year, experts say.

More than a million turtles, seals, dolphins and seabirds worldwide die after being caught in nets every year, conservationists have calculated.

That includes at least 720,000 sea birds, 300,000 cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), 345,000 seals and sea lions and more than 250,000 turtles.

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