Atlantic Lobster Board Moves Toward Reducing Rope In Effort To Save Right Whales

A consortium of Atlantic states fisheries managers is calling for broad changes to the gear lobstermen use, in an effort to reduce risks posed to the endangered North Atlantic right whale and to ward off potential federal action that could be even more challenging for the industry. At a meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Council in Virginia, its lobster board voted unanimously to set in motion the process that could lead to major changes in the East Coast’s lobster industry. >click to read<12:43

One Response to Atlantic Lobster Board Moves Toward Reducing Rope In Effort To Save Right Whales

  1. Captain foote says:

    Very few if any right whales in New Hampshire state waters . Three decades of fishing over 120 days a year the only right whales I have seen have all Been I’ve 35 nm offshore. Let’s make sure facts not emotion regulate the fishery.

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