East Hampton Trustee Calls On State To Control Gillnets Better After Whale Entanglement - 27 East

East Hampton Trustee Calls On State To Control Gillnets Better After Whale Entanglement

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Gillnet boats commonly anchor their nets just a few yards from the surf line. This summer beachgoers reported encountering the nets and a humpback whale became entangled in one.

Gillnet boats commonly anchor their nets just a few yards from the surf line. This summer beachgoers reported encountering the nets and a humpback whale became entangled in one.

East Hampton Town Trustee Rick Drew, left, has said he thinks there should be better regulation of gillnetting in the ocean off the South Fork.

East Hampton Town Trustee Rick Drew, left, has said he thinks there should be better regulation of gillnetting in the ocean off the South Fork.

authorMichael Wright on Aug 27, 2019
After a summer in which fishing nets anchored just off South Fork beaches ensnared swimmers and a seal and a humpback whale, East Hampton Town Trustee Rick Drew is calling... more

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