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Old 10-27-2018, 09:43 PM   #5
etnad2
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There is already a 200 to 400 yard (depending on direction) limit around the whales. The recommendations also include licensing of whale watching boats with limits and the requirement that the whale watching boats equip AIS.

The area that the SRKWs reside is right on the US/Canada border. Many of the whale watching boats come from Canada, so I assume that most of the business will just move up there if you ban whale watching in Washington.

One day this summer, there were more than 20 whale watching boats following one group of KWs.

The problem is REALLY complex and there isn't just one answer. I've heard opinions that it's probably already too late for the SRKWs.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...he-population/
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