Whale advocates seek commercial fishing gear ban

Environmental activists want voters to ban commercial fishing nets and gear in state waters to prevent entanglements of whales and turtles, but fishermen and even some animal welfare groups say the move would be ineffective while devastating the struggling fishing industry. The effort is being led by Max Strahan, an activist known in environmental circles as the “Prince of Whales” for sometimes radical campaigns to protect the North Atlantic right whale, one of the planet’s most endangered species. Strahan’s proposal, which cleared an initial hurdle two weeks ago when it was certified,,, Read the rest here 08:3o

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