Conflict between whales and longliners causes growing concern

Longliners on the inside waters of southeast Alaska encountered some unusual and unwelcome fishing partners this summer. A couple of sperm whales followed at least two different boats in Chatham strait, pulling black cod off their gear. Their appearance adds more urgency to the concerns that increased interactions could be bad for both the whales and the industry.

Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg

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