Edmonds whale-watching group opposes proposed restrictions
Last updated 11/19/2018 at Noon
A task force arranged by Gov. Jay Inslee in March has now recommended a partial ban on whale-watching tours in an attempt to save Washington state’s endangered southern resident killer whales from extinction.
The task force wants to suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on southern residents for three to five years.
That recommendation, one of 36 intended to increase the run of chinook salmon, another Pacific Northwest icon and which the southern resident orcas are largely dependent on for food, is misguided, says Puget So...