Protecting Whales from Tuna Gear

The sanctuary, NOAA Fisheries and NOAA Office of Law Enforcement are working together to alert tuna fishermen that hooking and/or harassing whales are violations of federal law that can incur penalties. Click here to see a copy of an advertisement that appeared in "On the Water" magazine. Look below to see images of recent incidents where tuna gear has hooked whales or tuna fishing practices may have harassed animals.

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gear on whale

castwhale

tunagear

 

Poster

 

Letter to Tackle Shops

Poster   letter

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Click here for Tackleshop Letter

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