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Fisherman who freed whale is fined

A Massachusetts fisherman paid a $500 fine for illegally untangling a humpback whale caught in his fishing gear. He had faced a potential $100,000 fine and a maximum of a year in jail plus probation if found guilty of violating the federal Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Click here to read the story in the Cape Cod Times.