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Fish-stealing whales take bite out of black-cod harvest

whales stealing fish from long lines alaskaHow do you keep a whale from grabbing the fish off your lines? Do you put out decoy buoys to try to trick them? Do you blast heavy metal  from the deck of your boat to annoy them, or run for hours in hopes of ditching them? The problem has grown so bad that many  favor a radical move: They want to abandon their traditional hooks and lines in favor of baited steel traps — akin to crab pots — that would protect their catch from whales. NPFMC takes this up this week at its meeting. Read the rest here 12:33