The carcass of an Irrawaddy female dolphin was found in the Ayeyawady River, according to an official of Katha Township’s Department of Fisheries.
“We received information that one Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead near the Aung Chan Thar ward in Katha Township in Sagaing Region. The dolphin was found with an injury on her blowhole believed to have been caused by a human. And it can also be assumed to be old in age because its size is 7 feet long”, said an official from the Department of Fisheries.
The Department of Fisheries makes annual surveys in February and is carrying out efforts to extend conservation areas to Hteechaik, Katha and Shweku.
The fisheries department also released a notification on 2 January to conserve the dolphins, expressing that action would be taken against those who kill, catch, wound and threaten the Irrawaddy dolphin, in accord with the Myanmar Marine Fisheries Law.