A Happy Ending! Fishermen rescue humpback whale in southwest N.B.

whale-rescue-new-brunswickIt’s been a long week for a couple of Bay of Fundy fishermen that rescued a humpback whale that got trapped inside their weir nets. “It doesn’t look stressed or anything,” said fisherman Chuck Breen. “It’s being forced-fed right now. The weir is catching fish and it’s happy to eat. But if you do the wrong thing and it does get stressed, what do you do then. We’re in a small boat, it’s a 30 ton animal.” The humpback swam into the weir not far from Black’s Harbour on Monday and the fishermen say they were unable to get any help to free the animal. Ross Hanley owns the weir. He says as soon as he saw the whale he called the Department of Fisheries and whale rescue groups in the area, but to no avail. “They said they put everything away for the winter so they don’t want to help. I don’t know why,” said Hanley. Video, read the story here 07:13

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