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Charity ship to monitor trawling (UK)

February 17, 2005

BBC News

The Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, is set to leave Falmouth in Cornwall on Thursday to monitor pair trawling.

The charity claims unless this type of fishing is stopped, dolphins in the channel could be wiped out completely.

The practice of pair trawling involves dragging a huge net between two boats to catch fish but dolphins can accidentally get caught and drown.

Pair trawling has been banned within 12 miles of the British coast since September 2004.

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