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Troublesome dolphins cause losses for fishing industry in the Axarquía

The Malayo dolphins are a threat to the fishing industry.
The Malayo dolphins are a threat to the fishing industry. / EFE
  • Fishermen claim that the dolphins wait until nets are full and then help themselves to the catches

The fishing industry in Caleta de Vélez asked for help on Wednesday in the fight against an invasive species of dolphin, known as the Malayo, which has proliferated in the area in recent years.

Fishermen claim that the dolphins wait until nets are full and then help themselves to the catches, leading to heavy financial losses for an industry already in crisis.

They have called for an investigation into the species, with recommendations as to how to deal with the problem.