Romania tries to protect Black Sea dolphins from death in fishing nets

More than 170 dolphins were found at the Romanian beaches in 2012. More than a half of them were victims of the fisheries’ nets, Cuget Liber S.A. reports.

Mare Nostrum environmental organization has launched a project, called «Dolphin monitoring in the Black Sea», funded by DB Schenker.

The project foresees the use of the state-of-the-art method for photo identification, purchase and installation of new acoustic devices to scare the dolphins away from the fishers’ nets.

The data on the population of dolphins and their migration routes will have considerable importance not only for Romania, but also for all Black Sea countries.

Ecologists note that fishers are ready to install acoustic devices at their nets, but are not ready to purchase them at their own expense.

English translation by BSN