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Humpback Whale Monitoring Proposal Ignores Record Number of West Coast Entanglements


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Humpback Whale Monitoring Proposal Ignores Record Number of West Coast Entanglements

Center for Biological Diversity

OAKLAND, C.A. - The National Marine Fisheries Service’s proposed plan for monitoring humpback whales ignores one of the fastest-growing threats to this iconic species: entanglement in fishing gear. Along the West Coast, a record 31 humpbacks were caught in fishing gear in 2015, according to new federal data.

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