NH: Officials look at ways to protect whales

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July 4, 2011
Associated Press    
Posted in News

"New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department is seeking suggestions on how to reduce the risk of large whales being hurt, or killed, by being entangled in vertical commercial trap and gillnet fishing lines. The agency will hold a meeting July 22 in Portsmouth to hear from the public. Similar efforts in the past by the NOAA Fisheries Service led to implementing weak lines, so fixed buoy gear will release at certain breaking strengths, and sinking ground line for fixed-gear fisheries." (07/03/11)


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