Alarm as Dead Turtles, Dolphins Wash Up on Kenyan Beach

Dead turtles and dolphins are reportedly floating towards the shores of the Indian Ocean at the Kipini waters owing to the ongoing trawler fishing activities at the sea. This comes barely three days after the Tana River County fisheries officers, in collaboration with the Kenya Wildlife Service rangers, impounded a ship with tens of kilograms of by-catch, consisting of young fish and baby sharks. The trawler fishing ships have scaled up their activities at the sea, enjoying protection from some senior officials at the ministry of fisheries, according to Awadh Mbarak, an environmentalist.

Kipini Beach Management Unit Officers display a dead turtle found floating towards the Kipini beach on April 18, 2021.

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