Maine cancels right whale meetings with lobster industry

The state Department of Marine Resources is canceling a series of meetings with the lobster industry next week to talk about right whale protections, saying it has nothing new to present to lobstermen until federal officials clearly identify a risk reduction target. The National Marine Fisheries Service, which is tasked with protecting right whales from entanglement in lobster fishing gear, is introducing new scientific methodologies and analyses that could cause large-scale changes to the lobster industry, Commissioner Patrick Keliher said. >click to read<11:11

One Response to Maine cancels right whale meetings with lobster industry

  1. davisson2 says:

    I understand the danger from trawling gear and pollution and ship hits are an obvious problem but how the heck would a whale manage to get entangled in lobster warp?

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