Are Fishnets Dangerous For Marine Mammals? More Than 380,000 Die Every Year Due To Entanglements

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration halted efforts to rescue large whales caught in fishing gear temporarily after Canadian rescuer Joe Howlett died while trying to free a North Atlantic right whale out of a fishing net. The Morning Ticker reported Sunday that Howlett was killed after being struck by the whale as it made its escape from the net after getting free.