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September 6, 2018
Cell phones are being used by fishermen to bounty hunt for lost fishing gear for pay.
California fishermen created the retrieval project last year along with the Nature Conservancy to get ropes, buoys, pots and anchors out of the water after the Dungeness fishery so they don’t entangle whales, and Washington and Oregon quickly followed suit. Nearly 50 whales were taken on the west coast last year after the annual crab opener, one of the region’s largest and most lucrative fisheries.
“They are using their cell phones and its GPS to take a picture of what the gear looked like, tell when...