Prawn net tur­tle havoc

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OUR fond­ness for prawns is re­sult­ing in the deaths of thou­sands of tur­tles each year, ma­rine ex­perts warn.

The tur­tles, in­clud­ing some en­dan­gered species, die after be­com­ing trapped in the nets used to catch prawns.

Now The World Wide Fund For Na­ture is call­ing for guards to be fit­ted to nets used to trawl for wild prawns, to pre­vent the tur­tles get­ting caught. Nearly half the prawns im­ported by the UK are wild. – Daily Mail

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