Sea changers face costly surprise attack
The Japanese government announced on Thursday it will introduce a limit of five boats a day for patrol against the endangered Japanese dolphin, which is the worst-injured species on land.
About 20 Japanese dolphins are killed each year by fishing boats, a figure many believe is too low.
Experts said the Japanese government’s plan would fail to protect the dolphins from catching the toxic fish, a disease that can kill people as well as dolphins and other marine mammals.
„It makes no sense to have a fleet of submarines,“ said Mark Leighton, director of WWF Scotland, which is working to ensure the dolphins are not exposed to toxic fishing debris.
„This is the largest-scale programme we have seen for saving marine life from fishing nets since 1995.
„There바카라 is no chance of reducing mortality from disease and fishing. If anyone, including the Japanese Government, thinks they can make a difference by killing a tiny minority of dolphins, it should be them.“
The proposal has outraged environmentalists who say it will damage marine ecosystems in the Japanese islands.
The government hopes to send six vessels each to Japan’s Farallones Islands and two to another area of the Gulf of Hokkaido, off the coast of Japan’s main island of Hokkaido.
It wants to use the boats to protect the endangered Japanese dolphins from fishing trawlers in the Gulf of Hokkaido and in the surrounding waters to the south of Hokkaido.
A Japanese Navy statement said the operation would be financed from fishing permits, from annual sales of fishing equipment to Japanese businesses and from sales of „pre-cleared“ fish to Japanese supermarkets.
„The Japanese government will spend 40 million yen for all this work (in 2015),“ it said.
Environmentalists are concerned the money will go to the fishing industry, which they argue is the worst violator of marine life.
Sea Change C바카라사이트ampaign group director and former SNP minister James McCauley said the proposal would leave more „dead dolphins“ among its victims than it would save.
„Even a relatively small effort to rescue a few of these poor bastards from the clutches of these big fishing companies is going to make a tremendous difference if the dolphins are to survive.
„It w바카라ill be worth whatever it costs to get dolphins out of these waters to live near people, who have to be careful when passing their boats around.
„The Japanese government should realise that their actions will no