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Large Whale Entanglement Fact Sheet

July 25, 2014

Marine mammal entanglement, or by-catch, is a global problem that every year results in the death of hundred of thousands of whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals world-wide

NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Protected Resources Division works to safely free endangered large whales from life-threatening entanglements, and, NOAA at the same time, help gather valuable information that will reduce the frequency and impact of entanglement in the future.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/08/2022

Entanglement Marine Debris