No danger for dolphins

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

SRI LANKA'S National Aquatic Resources Agency (NARA) has said there is no need to impose a total ban on dolphin catches, reports Mallika Wanigasundara. A NARA study shows that such a ban would endanger the livelihood of the country's fisherfolk.

While admitting that accurate information on the size of the dolphin population is not available, the study says that the numbers landed are so small, dolphins are in no danger. NARA, however, advises continuous monitoring of dolphins and urges further studies to establish stock size.

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