Return-path: <WHE_WILLIAM@FLO.ORG> Received: from FLO.ORG by VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU (PMDF V5.0-4 #8767) id <01HZM04DL09S8WXDSM@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU> for whalenet@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU; Thu, 04 Jan 1996 11:30:21 -0400 (EDT) Date: Thu, 04 Jan 1996 11:40:56 -0500 (EST) From: Michael Williamson <WHE_WILLIAM@FLO.ORG> Subject: Case Study: Dolphins & Fishermen To: whalenet@VMSVAX.SIMMONS.EDU Message-id: <960104114056.24076@FLO.ORG> Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT From: SMTP%"MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET" 1-JAN-1996 19:50:28.77 To: WHE_WILLIAM CC: Subj: Net-wrecking dolphins anger Cy Date: Mon, 1 Jan 1996 16:41:01 -0800 Reply-To: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET> Sender: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET> Comments: Warning -- original Sender: tag was rbaird@SOL.UVIC.CA From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Net-wrecking dolphins anger Cy X-To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org To: Multiple recipients of list MARMAM <MARMAM@UVVM.BITNET> Net-wrecking dolphins anger Cyprus fishermen NICOSIA, Dec 29 (Reuter) - Cypriot fishermen will try out hi-tech echo devices to warn off dolphins wrecking their nets and receive compensation from a special fund, a fisheries official said on Friday. "In two or three weeks we will be trying out echo-generating transponders which we will put on boats. It will be experimental," said Cyprus Fisheries Department director Andreas Demetropoulos. Cypriot fishermen have complained for years that dolphins, a protected species, were getting tangled in their nets and ripping them. There have been few reports of dolphins dying in the nets. "There are plenty of them which damage fishermen's nets and we had lots of complaints that their catch was getting away," Demetropoulos said. The dolphins are said to swim away from nets when they hear the echo emitted by the transponders. They have already been tried out with success in Tunisia. Fishermen and the department will also set up a compensation fund for damaged nets, Demetropoulos said.