Newly Released Documents Reveal Proposed Federal North Atlantic Right Whale Protections for Maine
Maine lobstermen have their livelihoods on the line as they wait to hear back from NOAA regarding the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.
In April 2019, at the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team (ALWTRT) meeting, Maine's Department of Marine Resources was charged with reducing the risk of North Atlantic right whale entanglement in Maine's portion of Lobster Conservation Management Area (LCMA) 1. The ALWTRT set a target of a 60% risk reduction, however, when the Department of Marine Resources submitted their plan...
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