Protecting dolphins in the Bay of Biscay, France
About Operation Dolphin Bycatch
In February 2018, the crew of Sea Shepherd’s M/Y Bob Barker captured footage of dead dolphins being hauled onboard industrial fishing trawlers off France’s Atlantic Coast. Scientific evidence shows between 6,000 and 10,000 dolphins are dying each year due to non-selective fishing methods used to target sea bass. While the French Ministry of the Sea fails to take action and the general public are kept in the dark, dead dolphins continue washing up on local beaches bearing the scars of fishing gear. Sea Shepherd has returned to the scene each winter for Operation Dolphin Bycatch, a campaign to expose the ongoing slaughter before it’s too late.