Four seals and a porpoise wash up on Waterford beach

Fishermen need to fish, wildlife needs the wild. Sometimes when these two ways of life overlap there can be dismal consequences. Below is evidence we’ve not yet achieved a sustainable balance.

Four dead seals and a porpoise washed up on Ardmore beach Co. Waterford yesterday morning. (Photo credit: John King).

Four seals and a porpoise

A local man John King discovered the animals, all of which appeared to have fishing net marks on their bodies.

Four seals and a porpoise




Four seals and a porpoise

Four seals and a porpoise

A sustainable future demands we think about how to protect livelihoods AND how to protect the environment. There is no other option.

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