News Summary October 12, 2018
Today's Main Story: Presentations at Right Whale Meeting Highlight Questions; Issues in Lobster Gear Modification
Today's lead item reports that the take reduction team from NOAA met in Rhode Island this week to get an update on both scientific questions and latest surveys, as well as a report on efforts to improve gear to reduce whale entanglements. Two things stood out in a brief review. First, despite improved aerial surveys, in both the U.S. and Canada, a total of only 150 individual right whales were sighted in 2018. The second important issue at the meeting was a report on a subgroup dealing with gear modification ...
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