Dol­phins die af­ter be­ing caught in fish­ing nets

North Bay Nugget - - WORLD NEWS -

BUCHAREST, Ro­ma­nia — A Ro­ma­nian en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist group says more than 100 dol­phins have died along Ro­ma­nia’s Black Sea coast this year, caught up in fish­er­men’s nets. Mare Nostrum, a non-gov­ern­men­tal as­so­ci­a­tion, said Thurs­day 119 dol­phins had washed up on shores, urg­ing peo­ple to “adopt a dol­phin.” The group said that it was the worst year since 2012, when 177 dol­phins died af­ter be­com­ing en­tan­gled in nets. Mare Nostrum said it had alerted au­thor­i­ties to il­le­gal tur­bot fish­ing which is re­spon­si­ble for some of the deaths. It is il­le­gal to kill dol­phins in Ro­ma­nia, which num­ber just a few thou­sand, down from 300,000 about 50 years ago.

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