CDFW, Center for Biological Diversity, PCFFA Agree to Whale Entanglement Settlement
In less than a month, California crabbers will have to pack in their crab pots and end their season, thanks to a settlement agreement filed in federal court Tuesday.
The legal settlement protects whales and sea turtles from entanglement in commercial Dungeness crab gear. The Center for Biological Diversity sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in October 2017 after a drastic increase in the number of whale entanglements off the West Coast.
In a joint statement between the Center, CDFW and the...
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