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Supertrawlers or static nets – what is killing all the dolphins? Why we need to see the whole picture

You’ve probably come across ‘supertrawlers’ in the news or in the film Seaspiracy which has made these industrial ocean behemoths a hot topic on social media. Supertrawlers are the largest fishing vessels at more than 80 metres in length. They can be more nomadic than smaller vessels, often fishing for several weeks at a time because they process the fish that they catch onboard. Their size and the scale of the destruction they can reap make them an easy ‘villain’, but supertrawlers are only part of the problem when it comes to dolphin deaths in fishing nets. Let’s explore …

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