2nd humpback death in 2 weeks worries experts, farmed salmon industry

Troubling news…

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fish-farm-humpback-entangled A juvenile humpback was caught in an anchor line at one of Marine Harvest’s empty aquaculture sites at Klemtu, B.C. It’s one of three humpback entanglements in the past two and a half months. (Philip Charles)

‘This is not something that is normal,’ says B.C. Salmon Farmers Association

By Megan Thomas, CBC News, November 30, 2016

Three humpback whale entanglements at B.C. fish farms in recent months, two of which resulted in deaths, have whale researchers and the salmon farming industry concerned.

A juvenile humpback died last weekend after it became trapped between the inner and outer containment nets at Greig Seafood’s Atrevida salmon farm in Nootka Sound.

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