The Whale Museum Hosts Online Lecture on Governor’s Orca Task Force Updates
What Happened with the Group’s Recommendations?
From The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum will host a lecture on orca policy updates and the new commercial whale-watching licensing program at 6 p.m., April 28 online.
Julie Watson from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife will discuss progress since the governor’s Orca Task Force delivered their 2019 report containing 49 recommendations for Southern Resident killer whale recovery.
What happened with the recommendations? Has COVID-19 changed how we approach killer whale recovery? What has changed? Where are we going next?
Julie will give a birds’ eye view of the killer whale policy landscape heading into 2021.
She will also discuss the specifics of the new commercial whale-watching licensing program, the rules adopted in December 2020 for commercial viewing of Southern Residents, and how things might look different on the water this season.