FILE - This undated file photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a humpback whale entangled in fishing line, ropes, buoys and anchors in the Pacific Ocean off Crescent City, Calif. Rescuers freed the badly tangled whale July 18, 2017, after it had struggled for days against the weight dragging it to the ocean floor. An environmental group, the Center for Biological Diversity, wants the federal government to declare that California's crab fishing industry is dangerous to whales. The crabbing season opens Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a humpback whale entangled in fishing line, ropes, buoys and anchors in the Pacific Ocean off Crescent City, Calif. Rescuers freed the badly tangled whale July 18, 2017, after it had struggled for days against the weight dragging it to the ocean floor. An environmental group, the Center for Biological Diversity, wants the federal government to declare that California's crab fishing industry is dangerous to whales. The crabbing season opens Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. NOAA Fisheries MMHSRP Permit# 18786-01 via AP, File Bryant Anderson
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a humpback whale entangled in fishing line, ropes, buoys and anchors in the Pacific Ocean off Crescent City, Calif. Rescuers freed the badly tangled whale July 18, 2017, after it had struggled for days against the weight dragging it to the ocean floor. An environmental group, the Center for Biological Diversity, wants the federal government to declare that California's crab fishing industry is dangerous to whales. The crabbing season opens Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. NOAA Fisheries MMHSRP Permit# 18786-01 via AP, File Bryant Anderson

Environmental group says California crabbers harming whales

November 14, 2017 05:31 PM

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