Keeping dolphins out of fishing nets – The Pinger Trials

Acoustic deterrent devices (pingers) have been trialled on large offshore vessels to reduce dolphin and porpoise by-catch. Tom Hardy from Cornwall Wildlife Trust is now working with local fishermen on smaller inshore vessels. Results show that pingers are effective. The task is to identify a suitably priced and practical device, possibly the Fishtek ‘banana’ pinger currently on trial.

Cost: £2. Group members & children free.

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Venue: Gweek Village Hall, opposite the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG

OS Ref: SW 709 266

Contact: Ruth 07967 251278 or Rhiannon 07710 956734

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