Whales' Presence Means California Crabbers Restricted to Shallow Water
The whales are migrating back into California waters and that means Dungeness crab fishermen will have to move.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife completed the most recent marine life entanglement risk assessment under the Risk Assessment Mitigation Program. Recent survey data indicate humpback whales have begun to return from their winter breeding grounds to northern California fishing grounds. Humpback and blue whales also have been sighted further offshore in central California but primarily outside the fishing grounds.
As a result, CDFW Director ...
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