Interruption of whale watching, violation of dams recommended for storing ork


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FILE – In this Austrian book on August 7, 2018 we take a photo taken by Chinese killer J50 and her mother J16 from the west coast of Vancouver Island at Port Renfrew, BC. Teams looking for painful, critically endangered orcs in the waters of the state of Washington and Canada on Thursday, September 13, 2018, but a scientist who closely monitors the population in the Pacific Northwest said he believed a kit known as J50, died. (Brian Gisborne / Fisheries and Oceans Canada via AP, files)

Puyallup, Wash. – Jay Inslee's governing members of the Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force worked late on Tuesday night to complete a long list of recommendations for dealing with endangered whales.

"I hope this package will be a recommendation to address all threats and that we will take bold steps and make changes and address all the threats that affect whales," said Lynne Barre, coordinator for the restoration of the southern population of Kita for killers in NOAA fishing.

On Monday, an underground Chinese killer was not far from the ferry port of Fauntleroy. A magnificent orchard for autumn and winter salmon cultivation in Puget Sound, but their main source of food is Salmon Chinook, a little.

"The southern inhabitants have declined over the past decade. This is a really critical time to do everything in our power to solve all the threats," said Barre, who is also part of the working group.

The governor of Inslee has called for the Orc operative group this year in response to the decline in whales. Their situation has affected people all over the world, when a female killer kit for 17 years brought a dead child through the Salisque Sea.

"It was a challenge, but I think it has raised awareness of the issues faced by these whales," Barre said. "There are more people on the table and this is the kind of support we need to implement critical action."

The threats to the population were gathered by those who gathered with stakeholders from Washington.

The Group has developed 36 recommendations focusing on three objectives: increasing salmon Chinook, reducing vessel disruption and reducing exposure to pollution.

"If we do not take bold steps, we will not get a new opportunity," said state Senator Kevin Ranker, who is also part of the working group. "These whales are on the last leg."

Late in the afternoon, members of the working group voted to recommend that commercial and recreational whales watching the Southern Resident Killers kite be interrupted over the next three to five years.

Another controversial recommendation involves the design of a stakeholder process to discuss possible violations or the removal of the lower lakes.

"I think we have made some real progress in recognizing that we need to bring all stakeholders to a table that would be affected by such a recommendation," said Les Purce, co-chairman of the South Resident Killer Whale.

Whilst some of the recommendations could be implemented without delay with executive action by the governor, others would need legislative measures and money.

"I hope we can restore whales," Barre said.

The final report and recommendations will be sent to the Governor by 16 November.

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