California Considers Sport Crab Fishery for Action Relating to Whale Entanglement
The California Fish and Game Commission is proactively working to avoid further whale entanglements -- and further lawsuits.
On Wednesday the Commission approved the Marine Resources Committee to take up the issue of recreational crab fishing, and possibly other fixed gear fisheries, and its potential to entangle whales. The commercial fleet early on questioned why other fisheries, particularly sport fisheries, were not subject to the same scrutiny as the commercial sector.
The commercial season closed earlier this week, on April 15, as part of a settlement agreement...
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