Prawn net turtle havoc
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