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February 2009

HAWAII TUNA LONGLINERS SNAG AND KILL MORE DOLPHINS, WHALES, AND SEABIRDS IN 2008

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Recently released data from National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) indicates Hawaii’s tuna longliners’ bycatch rose dramatically in 2008. It is estimated more than 60 dolphins and whales were caught in 2008, a 50% increase from the 40 caught the year before, including such species as Risso’s and spotted dolphins, short-finned pilot whales, and false killer whales.

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