Thursday, 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.

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