The Island Guardian
Locally Owned & Operated
(360)378-4900 - PO Box 38, Friday Harbor, Wa 98250
The Island Guardian is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists
Home | News | Business | Environment | Lifestyles | Entertainment | Columnists | Archives | Classifieds | Nag |
News
Current news
Government News
Political News
Service Organizations
Editorials
Obituaries
Guest Editorials
Business
Business
Real Estate
Environment
Environment
Weekly Nag
Weekly Nag
Letters to Editor
Letters to Editor
To Contact the Editor

Home » Archives » May 2018 » State Says Stay Away From The Orcas

[Previous entry: "State of Education in the State of Washington"] [Next entry: "FH Turn-Around Arrows Pointed As Town Wanted"]

05/08/2018: "State Says Stay Away From The Orcas"


ig_WW_Orcas-WDFW_No-GoZone_2018-001 (116k image)
( WDFW map)


WDFW (Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife), and wildlife managers are asking anglers and boaters to avoid an area, a quarter to a half mile away, along the west side of San Juan Island, where killer whales frequently forage and socialize. This action is needed to provide the whales with a quiet area to feed.

Primary threats to the whales are a lack of prey, toxic contaminants, and disturbance from noise and vessel traffic. To help address these challenges, the Governor and state Legislature have taken a number of actions, including, an executive order in March 2018, whenthe Governor signed Executive Order 18-02 directing WDFW and other state agencies to take several immediate actions to benefit southern resident killer whales.

The no-go zone on the west side of San Juan Island, includes (as shown on the map above) the area from Mitchell Bay Cattle Point in the south, and extending a quarter-mile offshore for the entire stretch. In the Lime Kiln Lighthouse area the no-go zone extends half of a mile.

Lifestyles
Lifetstyles
Entertainment
Entertainment
Columnists
John Evans
Greg Hertel
Mary Kalbert
Ron Keeshan
Gordy Petersen
Janice Peterson
Bruce Sallan
Teresa Smith
Terra Tamai
Amy Wynn
Classifieds
Classifieds
Helpful Links
Helpful Links
RSS Feed

Let the newspaper come to you with Real Simple Syndication

RSS 1.0 FEED
RSS 2.0 FEED
Atom 0.3 FEED
Powered by gm-rss 2.1.0




© 2015 The Island Guardian, Inc
All Rights Reserved.


Powered By Greymatter

To learn about this newspaper
or
how to place a free ad
or
to become contributor
click below:
About
The Island Guardian

or email:
publisher@
islandguardian.com