Foundation Seeks California Crabbers to Participate in Gear Trials to Minimize Entanglements
In an effort to minimize whale entanglements with Dungeness crab gear, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is teaming up with fishermen and state and federal agencies to field test some new products.
Entanglements typically occur when whales come into contact with buoy lines that connect to fishing gear on the seafloor, such as crab pots. The Foundation said that in 2018, more than 80% of confirmed entanglement cases involved gear used in fishing, and half could be directly attributed to a specific fishery.
The Foundation is seeking crabbers...
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