December 2nd; 2014 (John Nassivera). Engineering student Alejandro Plasencia has created a biodegradable fishing net that aims to prevent marine animals from dying in fishing nets.
Thousands of sharks, dolphins, birds and other mammals get tangled as bycatch in nets and die every year.
The World Wildlife Fund pointed out that one dolphin or porpoise dies every two minutes from being caught in fishing gear, according to Discovery News.
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