Our treatment of orca underscores an extraordinary disconnection from the sea - Comment - Voices - The Independent
Whilst the police are now looking into this:
Rare Bottlenose Dolphin Death In Cornwall Investigated By Specialist Police
The ocean update | Sibylline – Medicine, Education, Research/whales and marine fauna: Dolphin killed off Padstow – police appeal for witnesses (UK) | The ocean update
£2,000 reward offered in hunt for bottlenose dolphin killer in Cornwall's Camel estuary - Crime - UK - The Independent
There have been further calls for the establishment of Marine Conservation Zones - which would protect both endangered species/habitats and overfished stocks:
Natural England - Marine Conservation Zones
Hugh's Fish Fight - Marine Conservation Zones
Fresh claims for English MCZs
Call for marine habitats to be established | Cornish Guardian
However, Devon and Cornwall might not be getting any MCZs:
Remaining marine zones may not happen
Saturday, July 20, 2013
The Government has been accused of showing "complete contempt" for the environment after it emerged that long-awaited marine conservation areas around the Westcountry coast could now be under threat.
Environmentalists reacted angrily to confirmation that this year ministers will designate just 31 of the 127 marine conservation zones (MCZs) originally put forward – including just 15 of 58 off the South West coast.
A Government report on consultation responses indicates the latest spending review, which saw the budget for the Environment Department (Defra) cut by 10%, could affect efforts to designate further sites.
Defra said it would be designating the first tranche of MCZs in the autumn and is consulting on eastern waters first. It has not set out a timetable for the creation of more protected sites, leading to concerns that those off Devon and Cornwall may never materialise.
The Wildlife Trusts' head of living seas, Plymouth-based Joan Edwards, said: "Stakeholders invested time, energy and money to identify an ecologically coherent network which would not only provide our seas with the protection they need to recover and thrive, but which also took into account social and economic impacts of designation. We want to see an ambitious timetable for designation of future sites that we, and the scientific community, agree our seas need."
Government announcement on English Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) – further delays