New Proposed Measures to Provide Needed Protection​s to Whales and less Economic Impact on Lobstermen

nmfs_logoBased on a request from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and with support from the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team (i.e., fishermen, state and federal resource managers, scientists, and gear specialists), NOAA Fisheries NMFS is proposing to make additional changes to its Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan to help reduce large whale serious injuries and deaths due to entanglement in fishing gear. Click here to read more about proposed measures.  The deadline for providing public comments on these measures is November 21. 17:40 The PR version is here