This story was supplied with permission from Sunlive.
A Tauranga fishing boat skipper who was forced to release an estimated 30 tonnes of jack mackerel to save six dolphins caught in his net is being praised for his actions by fishing company Sanford Ltd – and by a boatload of recreational fishers who saw the drama unfold.
“They tried their hardest to get them out of their net without losing their catch, because they had a huge amount of fish in there,” says recreational fisher Paul Bowyer.
“It was all boiling up when we arrived and there were dolphins around the outside. The net was already round by then.
“We don’t know how the dolphins got in there. We arrived on site looking for tuna and the dolphins were in the net.”
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