Bonta Introduces the Whale Entanglement Prevention Act to Protect Endangered Sea Life

The Whale Entanglement Prevention Act would require ropeless crabbing gear by 2025, ensuring California’s leadership role in whale protection around the world.

SACRAMENTO, February 10, 2021 - While California has long been a leader in wildlife conservation and sustainable fishing operations, our crabbing industry continues to use antiquated trapping gear that needlessly kills or injures endangered whales and sea turtles.