SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California wildlife officials say two humpback whales were arrested by fishermen off the coast of California today.
They hope the Dungeness crab fishery will be released to reduce the risk of recurrence of the whales ’arrival on land as they move north.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a statement that a humpback entanglement was recorded at the California Dungeness crab gear market in Moss Beach on March 17th.
Two days later, a whale was spotted following a group of fishermen in Monterey Bay.
They plan to stop Dungeness crab fishing on April 8th.
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