NOAA confirms fate of 11 killer whales


NOAA Fisheries has confirmed the fates of eleven killer whales found dead or seriously injured in Alaska in 2023

Whilst the number of so-called ‘incidental’ takes is higher than in previous years, NOAA has stated that the numbers are below that which would pose a risk to long-term stock levels.

NOAA says it will undertake further tests to fully assess the impact of all human-caused deaths and injuries along with exploring ways to reduce these interactions.

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