An orca leaps from the water near a whale watching boat near the San Juan Islands in July, 2015. A state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas wants to temporarily suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on those whales. Among 36 recommendations, the group advising the governor on Friday recommend a three- to five-year moratorium on viewing southern resident killer whales by all boats in Puget Sound. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press file photo)

An orca leaps from the water near a whale watching boat near the San Juan Islands in July, 2015. A state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas wants to temporarily suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on those whales. Among 36 recommendations, the group advising the governor on Friday recommend a three- to five-year moratorium on viewing southern resident killer whales by all boats in Puget Sound. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press file photo)

Editorial: Solutions for saving our salmon and orcas

A task force report makes 36 suggestions to restore the health of state waters and save the whales.

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