Japanese association to ban aquariums from obtaining dolphins captured via drive fishery

Japanese association to ban aquariums from obtaining dolphins captured via drive fishery

The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) on Wednesday asked the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to allow it to remain as a member of WAZA.

JAZA, which about 150 zoos and aquariums in the country belong to, will ban its member aquariums from acquiring dolphins captured through drive fishery, a practice that led WAZA to suspend JAZA's membership last month.

Drive fishery involves banging on metal poles in fishing boats and herding sound-sensitive dolphins into coves.

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