Collapsible Black Cod Pots Keep Whales Away
Light-weight collapsible pots prevent whales from pirating black cod from longline hooks and give a break to small boats.
“Getting whaled” is so pervasive, starting in 2017 fishery managers allowed the use of pot gear in the Gulf of Alaska.
“The whale predation has just been so horrible. The last couple years, I tried to do it with hooks. And it just got to the point to where we left tens of thousands of pounds of black cod unharvested, because we were going backwards feeding the whales..."
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