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DFO’s plea to fishermen: Avoid nine reefs in Strait of Georgia

The federal fisheries department is asking commercial fishermen to voluntarily avoid nine reefs in the Strait of Georgia while talks are underway to make the fishing closures official and help ensure protection of fragile glass sponges — possibly the “longest living animals” in the world. Read more here timescolonist  23:27