Saturday, August 20, 2016

Your Dolphin Outlook Weekly

New plan for dolphin sea cages in Bali. Yet another horrific plan to imprison and exploit dolphins has been made by politicians in Bali.
North Bali attracts tourists to come see dolphins wild and free. 

Now, The chairman of the Buleleng chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), Dewa Suardipa, is suggesting that middle ocean dolphin cages be built in offshore locations near Lovina in order “optimize” the attractiveness of dolphin tours promoted to North Bali tourist visitors.

Please tweet this message to

@phribali Biarkan Lumba Lumba hidup bebas di alam, jangan di kandang di Lovina!! @jokowi @indtravel @susipudjiastuti @SitiNurbayaLHK 

Translation: "Let dolphins living freely in the wild , not in a cage in Lovina !!"
Win for Marine Mammals as New U.S. Rules Ban Harmful Seafood Imports. Excellent news for dolphins and whales worldwide: Following a 2014 lawsuit by the Center and allies, the National Marine Fisheries Service issued rules last week banning U.S. import of seafood from countries whose fisheries kill more whales and dolphins than U.S. standards allow. Since 1972 U.S. law has prohibited seafood from entering the country unless it meets those standards, but for the past 40 years, the federal government has largely ignored that ban -- until now.

Each year around 650,000 marine mammals are caught and killed in fishing gear. Now foreign fishermen must meet the same marine-mammal protection standards applied to U.S. fishermen, or they're banned from the lucrative U.S. market. Americans consume 5 billion pounds of seafood per year, about 90 percent of which is imported; about half is wild caught.

"The new regulations will force other countries to meet U.S. conservation standards, saving thousands more whales and dolphins from dying on hooks and in fishing nets," said Sarah Uhlemann, our international program director. Read more in the Cape Cod Times.