About Operation Dolphin ByCatch
In February 2018, the crew of Sea Shepherd’s M/Y Bob Barker captured footage of dead dolphins being hauled onboard industrial fishing trawlers off France’s Atlantic Coast. Scientific evidence shows an average of 6000 dolphins are dying each year due to fishing methods used to target sea bass. While the French Ministry of Fisheries fails to take action and the general public are kept in the dark, dead dolphins continue washing up on local beaches bearing the scars of fishing gear. In 2019 Sea Shepherd returned to the scene for Operation Dolphin ByCatch, a campaign to expose the ongoing slaughter before it’s too late.