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California crab fishermen are testing “ropeless” gear to save whales—and themselves

Melanie Wong | Sep 22, 201912:56 AM     2

In April, crab fishermen and consumers were taken by surprise when the Dungeness crab season closed two months early due to a lawsuit and settlement over whale entanglements.
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This article details some of the ongoing work to avoid future entanglements and keep the fishery open.

Why are California crab fishermen fighting to save humpback whales?

For years, whales have been getting entangled in crab fishing ropes. Now, following a lawsuit, crab fishers are being forced to help them out.

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