Volunteers are requested to complete the below questions at the completion of fishing trips conducted during the 2017-18 CA Dungeness crab season. Information can be shared anonymously and no individual data will be made available; it will only be shared with the Working Group in an aggregated resolution.
For more information about this project, please contact Kelly Sayce at email@example.com. Additional details about the Working Group's efforts, including complimentary projects to better understand the dynamics of the commercial fleet, please visit http://www.opc.ca.gov/whale-entanglement-working-group. Thank you for your participation!
Download the 2017-18 Best Practices Guide: http://www.opc.ca.gov/webmaster/_media_library/2016/08/Whales_BestPracticesGuide_2017-18.pdf
Reporting Entangled Whales: Report entangled whales IMMEDIATELY to the NMFS whale entanglement response hotline at 1-877-SOS-WHALe (1-877-767-9425) or hail the U.S. Coast Guard on Channel 16. If possible, stand by for responders.