The Pacific Fishery Management Council has voted to authorize fishing gear that could replace drift gillnets that are used to catch swordfish. Those wide nets can also capture sea mammals and turtles, fatally holding them underwater.
The Pacific Fishery Management Council has voted to authorize fishing gear that could replace drift gillnets that are used to catch swordfish. Those wide nets can also capture sea mammals and turtles, fatally holding them underwater. Eric Risberg Associated Press file
The Pacific Fishery Management Council has voted to authorize fishing gear that could replace drift gillnets that are used to catch swordfish. Those wide nets can also capture sea mammals and turtles, fatally holding them underwater. Eric Risberg Associated Press file

New Pacific fishing approach could protect whales, dolphins, turtles

March 12, 2016 06:12 AM