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European Cetacean By-Catch Day

20:37 19th June 2001 by
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Some people may not know the destruction caused to cetacean populations due
to fishing "by-catch". The cetaceans are caught up in nets and either
drowned or killed once reeled in by the fishermen and dumped overboard. To highlight
this issue a demonstration is to take place in London on Spetember the 4th.
If you are in or around London on that day please take some time to go to the
European By-catch demostration and sign the petition. This will be co-ordinated
with other groups in Europe. The Demo will be initailly outside MAFF, or whatever
it’s called by then, then move on to DETR, and then on to No.10, to hand in
petitions. We’ll have some gillnet, with photos of bycaught dolphins on it,
a long piece of red tape, some dolphin replicas etc. We are making it clear
to all, that it’s to be a peaceful, and good humoured demo. ALL those who support
the cause of cetacean preservation, will be very welcome.

If you need any further reasons to go along, have a look at the following website-
www.sauvonslesdauphins.com

The chap who created it, Andre Plank, is a yachtsman, who, whilst out sailing,
witnessed what French pair trawlermen do to dolphins, caught in their nets,
– he is working on the campaign in France. The site is in 3 languages, including
English. There is more info on the French site, so if you want a translation,
use www.altavista.com .

If you’d like any further details on the timings etc. please do not hesitate
to contact Bernadette Clarke at Marine Conservation Society, or Mary Stuart
at mary_stuart@btinternet.com

Thank you for your support!!

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