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    Adult dolphin dies in Kampot fisherman’s net

    ANN/THE PHNOM PENH POST – The Trapeang Ropov fishing community in Kampot province said a 90-kilogramme dolphin had been found dead after becoming trapped in a fisherman’s net.

    Community head Thung Nhil said it was regretful that the large dolphin had been lost, as they attracted many tourists to the area.

    “Fishing nets are widely used in the area, and there is no ban on their use. We are saddened by this tragic accident,” added Nhil.

    The Fishery Administration’s Department of Fisheries Conservation director Uk Vibol said that there are an estimated 20 to 30 dolphins in Kampot and about 80 in Kep.

    He also expressed his regret at the loss.

    Vibol also said the dolphin’s remains had been was buried. Its bones would be unearthed in the future for display at a museum.

    Head of the Cambodian Youth Network’s research and advocacy programme Heng Kimhong said fishery administration officials should investigate the case more closely, and discipline those who caused the death of the rare species.

    A 90-kilogramme dolphin found dead after becoming trapped in a fisherman’s net. PHOTO: ANN/THE PHNOM PENH POST
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