Brussels set on saving dolphins

  • 2003-08-31
  • Agence France Presse
BRUSSELS - The European Commission unveiled new measures on July 24 designed to save some of the thousands of dolphins and porpoises accidentally killed each year by fishermen in EU waters.The European Union executive proposed new limits to the length of drift nets used for fishing in the Baltic Sea, as well as the gradual phasing out of the nets by January 1, 2007.A similar ban is already in effect in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.The commission said the ban would cover small fishing boats, as well as larger ships. "Their contribution to the overall gillnet fisheries is signific...
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