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'really worried about dolphins' new nets

new fishing nets that don't kill dolphins
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I thought that we as a world had this problem vaguely under control but my worries about dolphins began again when I noticed that cat food tins never have a dolphin friendly logo on them. Dolphins, particularly around Britain, are increasingly getting caught in those massive trawl nets. Surely its possible for these nets to have small pockets to catch little fish but too small to trap dolphins; they would also have big holes to allow the dolphins through. It would mean less fish but also less dolphin deaths and anyway the fish reserves are diminishing anyway. I would pay more for dolphin friendly fish.
po, Oct 02 2001

Just one of the numerous sites that can be found if you search for 'dolphin friendly'. http://www.earthisl...ID=123&journalID=44
Although the article is couched in some emotive language, it does illustrate my point. [DrBob]

Vegan cat food http://www.possible...how.php?item=vegcat
[Fussass]

dolphin friendly nets being tested. not totally problem free I gather. http://my.webmd.com...nt/article/71/81229 [DrBob, Oct 02 2001, last modified Oct 06 2004]

Vegan cat food http://www.possible...how.php?item=vegcat
[Fussass, Oct 05 2004]

dolphin friendly nets being tested. not totally problem free I gather. http://my.webmd.com...nt/article/71/81229
[po, Oct 05 2004]

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       Although swivel6 is right about the law in the USA, it doesn't actually stop the problem (see link), and it also does nothing to preserve the fish stocks that the dolphins depend on. The best solution to animal conservation is to stop eating them.
DrBob, Oct 02 2001
  

       so which of you clowns gave me a fish?
po, Oct 02 2001
  

       Cat food tuna isn't dolphin friendly? No wonder it tastes better!
Guncrazy, Oct 03 2001
  

       why not just don't eat fish?
dekoi, Oct 21 2001
  

       Re-engineer the dolphin. If we make them as small as shrimps then they could swim through current fishing nets. Also tiny dolphins would make groovy household pets, like goldfish but without the unfortunate dieing when they escape the tank.
dare99, Nov 18 2001
  

       Bwahahahahaha.
Madcat, Aug 27 2003
  

       The solution is farm fish. Farmed carp would make fine fish food. This would also make jobs in the third world.
bungston, Aug 27 2003
  

       The solution is farm fish. Farmed carp would make fine cat food. This would also make jobs in the third world.
bungston, Aug 27 2003
  

       ... but they like chicken.
po, Aug 27 2003
  

       Dolphins are being caught in chicken nets?
Worldgineer, Aug 27 2003
  

       I politely disagree, bungston. Unlike the taste difference between wild game vs. livestock, farmed fish are sucky.   

       The real solution is to train these highly intelligent marine mammals in the art of shepherding.   

       Skilled dolphins can then be employed by individual fishing enterprises. They would corral schools of fish by swimming in circular patterns in large numbers thus creating cyclonic currents that trap the fish. The dolphins would then be paid for their labor in fish.   

       This allows the fishing industry to become an industrious cooperative between man and marine mammal.   

       Dolphins, of course, would eventually organize into unions...
Tiger Lily, Aug 27 2003
  

       I second [dare99]'s idea for small pet dolphins. That would flatout rock.
n-pearson, Aug 27 2003
  

       I think they don't bother with the logo 'cause cats can't read. (+)
neilp, Aug 28 2003
  

       cats don't shop either. mores the pity.
po, Aug 28 2003
  

       As if "dolphin safe" actually means what it says. That just means it has to have under a certain amount of dolphins killed in the process.   

       Cats should be vegetarians anyway.
jivetalkinrobot, Aug 29 2003
  

       oh no they zouden.
po, Aug 29 2003
  

       If we just rid the earth of cats ... we could feed the hungry and clothe the naked ... o yeah, and save the dolphins
MrNotorious, Apr 30 2004
  

       But then crazy cat people would start collecting masses of pumas, or heaven forbid, chihuahuas.
ye_river_xiv, Jun 16 2009
  

       I notice that there is "dolphin friendly" tuna on the shelves but the blurb on the tuna that the cat eats doesn't mention it.
po, Jun 16 2009
  
      
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