Canadian fisherman killed during whale rescue -

Joe Howlett is being remembered as an "irreplaceable member of the whale rescue community" by the Canadian government.

Howlett, 59, was killed Monday trying to disentangle a North Atlantic Right Whale off the coast of New Brunswick, according to a statement from Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The whale was trapped in commercial fishing gear.

"Taking part in whale rescue operations requires immense bravery and a passion for the welfare of marine animals," said Minister Dominic LeBlanc.

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