Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Dolphin-Bycatch-Tour-in-English-Channel-27MZIFIYBEOY.htmlConceptually similarDolphin Bycatch Tour in English ChannelGP04AJ6Completed★★★★Dolphin Bycatch Tour in English ChannelGP04AFQCompleted★★★★Dolphin Bycatch Tour in English ChannelGP04AFRCompleted★★★★Dolphin Bycatch Tour in English ChannelGP04AFUCompleted★★★★Dolphin Bycatch Tour in English ChannelGP04AEPCompleted★★★★Dolphin Bycatch Tour in English ChannelGP04AIZCompleted★★★★Dolphin Bycatch Tour in English ChannelGP049NYCompleted★★★★Dolphin Bycatch Tour in English ChannelGP049NVCompleted★★★★Dolphin Bycatch Tour in English ChannelGP049NWCompleted★★★★View AllGP02Z68Dolphin Bycatch Tour in English ChannelGreenpeace activists in an inflatable encounter UK pair trawlers, Ocean Dawn and Sunrise, fishing for Sea bass in the English channel. Activists attempt to halt the two UK pair trawlers from fishing by attaching large buoys to their nets. Pair trawlers are responsible for the death of thousands of dolphins in the Channel every year according to Greenpeace. Today's engagement between Greenpeace volunteers and the trawlers happened soon after 9am, about 32miles south-west of Plymouth.Locations:England-English Channel-Europe-Great Britain-United KingdomDate:9 Mar, 2005Credit:© Kate Davison / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2500px X 1667pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Banners-Commercial fishing-Day-Fisheries-Fishing (activity)-Fishing (Industry)-Flags-Greenpeace activists-Greenpeace inflatables-KWCI (GPI)-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Pair trawlersShoot:Dolphin Bycatch Tour in the UKGreenpeace's flagship the Esperanza departs from Falmouth on the 17 February 2005 to campaign for a total ban on pair trawling for sea bass in the English Channel. The pair trawlers drag huge nets between them, which regularly also snares common dolphins who drown, often breaking their fins, beaks or backbones in their struggle to escape. During the tour the Greenpeace onboard team gather evidence of the impacts of pair trawling and take direct action to stop pair trawlers from operating. The Greenpeace crew also collect dead dolphins from the sea for later delivery to the Institute of Zoology for full post mortem.