Groups: U.S. must consider how coastal salmon fishing hurts orcas – AP


Would have to agree with this assessment. There has been no science done to clearly understand whether or not this industry could be better managed specifically for supporting increasing Chinook numbers in the short term.

The federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off the West Coast is affecting endangered killer whales, two conservation groups said Tuesday as they threatened a lawsuit.The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity and the Washington state-based Wild Fish Conservancy notified President Donald Trump’s administration they intend to file a lawsuit within 60 days unless officials reevaluate whether the fishing further jeopardizes orcas that frequent the inland waters of the Pacific Northwest. Gene Johnson reports. (Associated Press)

Groups: U.S. must consider how salmon fishing hurts orcas

 

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