March 9, 2006
Pacific Marine Fisheries Council Votes to Protect Krill
The Pacific Fishery Management Council unanimously approved a ban on netting krill in West Coast waters. While California, Oregon, and Washington already ban krill netting, the federal ban would expand the area covered by the ban from 3 miles offshore to the entire 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zone. Krill numbers have fallen dramatically, which affects sea birds, marine mammals, salmon and squid that feed on krill.
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Pacific Marine Fisheries Council Votes to Protect Krill: