California Wildlife Officials Urged to Prevent Whale Entanglements in Crab Gear.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity on Wednesday morning will present state wildlife officials with almost 11,000 letters urging them to better regulate the commercial Dungeness crab fishery to protect whales from being tangled up in fishing gear. The Center sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife over the issue in October, following sharp increases in entanglement reports in recent years.

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2018/whale-entanglements-02-06-2018.php

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