Central & South Asia

Sri Lanka dolphins caught in poaching crisis

Fishermen say use of illegal nets kills dolphins, which are valuable resource used to help catch fish.
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2013 20:52

Sri Lanka's marine life, including dolphins, which are one of the country's largest tourist attraction, is under threat from poachers who use illegal nets.

Dolphins are a valuable resource for traditional fishermen because the mammals helps them catch fish.

These traditional fishermen are now urging the government to crackdown on poaching because is taking a serious toll on their livelihoods.

Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Kalpitya in northwest Sri Lanka. 


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