Dead dolphins used as bait on Spain’s Costa Almeria

SOME Costa Almeria fisherman are using dead dolphins as bait, according to Equinac marine life rescue association.
Equinac maintains there are fishermen who make cuts in the corpses of dolphins which get caught in their nets and toss them back into the sea to lure fish.
The claim follows the discovery of two dead dolphins in the same area on Saturday with what looked like cuts made with a knife on their bodies.

CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

A dead female dolphin turned up on a beach in Almerimar’s Punta Entinas natural reserve while the body of a baby dolphin appeared in Balerma.
Equinac issued a reminder on social media that even when the capture of protected species like dolphins or marine turtles is unintentional, it is a legal obligation to inform the nature protection authorities.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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