28 Aug '15, 10am

Local Nets, Not Faraway Markets, Key to #NewZealand’s #Dolphin Decline R…

For three years running, the International Whaling Commission, on the advice of its Small Cetacean Working Group, has called on both Mexico and New Zealand to protect their tiny, endemic, endangered dolphins from the common threats of set nets. [Here’s what these nets look like .] This year Mexico imposed a two-year set-net ban to protect vaquita, enforced by the Navy, armed federal officers and drones, but still faces challenges with illegal fishing. In contrast, the New Zealand government has not fully protected any of the Maui’s and Hector’s habitat. Even a promise to have independent observers on 100 percent of trawlers in the dolphin’s core range hasn’t been met, with coverage standing at only 11 percent of boats. Meanwhile scientists, communities and global observers continue to mark the dolphins’ decline. These populations are so low you can get to know the dolphins...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/27/local-nets-n...

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