Saturday, June 7

Real Cities / Knight Rider Despite protected status, dolphin meat widely available in Peru: "By conservative estimates, 3,000 dolphins a year are trapped in Peruvian fishermen's nets, harpooned as they feed in shallow water or trapped, hauled to the beach and clubbed to death for human consumption. Fishermen kill many more for shark bait. Although there are no reliable figures on the region's dolphin population or its losses, thousands more die throughout the eastern tropical Pacific in the nets of deep-sea tuna and marlin fishermen." The story points to MundoAzul as an organization fighting against the slaugher of dolphins in Peru. Increasing awareness about the depletion of ocean resources is seaping into the news. Peru has long over-exploited the ocean, especially the anchovy schools that thrive in the Humbolt current.

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