Whales may impact herring stocks’ recovery. No! That just can’t be! The Whales are over fishing?
While whales are not to blame for the decline of herring in places like Lynn Canal and Prince William Sound, they may be keeping depleted stocks down. NOAA research fisheries biologist John Moran has been studying whales’ effect on herring; in 2010 he and other researchers co-authored a paper comparing Lynn Canal, Sitka Sound, and Prince William Sound herring stocks and humpback whale predation. Read more here 15:29