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Breakthrough Could Halve Dolphin Deaths

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7:01am 27th June 2012

Cornwall's dolphins could be saved from getting trapped in fishing nets by sonic pingers. pinger1

A new trial has found the creatures steered clear of boats which had them fitted.

Experts say there was a 48% drop in deaths.

The devices give out a regular sonic noise warning the animals they are near to a net.

Ruth Williams from Cornwall Wildlife Trust is hoping the scheme can be rolled out across the rest of the country and Europe:, "People don't like seeing those animals washed ashore, and dolphins are very charismatic. There are a few tweaks which we want to continue to work on to make sure that the pinger that we commercially put forward as a solution is viable both economically and practically for the fishermen.

"Ideally if we can get the pinger modifications retrialled and we have an end solution, we can roll it out to all inshore fishermen in Cornwall. Hopefully, that can then be rolled out nationally, and ideally throughout Europe."

A full report from trial is available here.

7:01am 27th June 2012

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