Editor’s Note and Results of Online Poll on proposed lobstering rules by Daniel Dunkle

Yesterday I posted an online poll asking: “Do you support proposed federal rules reducing use of ropes in lobster fishing to protect endangered right whales?” Last night and this morning I heard from several local lobstermen who felt this question was poorly or unfairly worded. They argued that the way the question is worded makes it sound like these rules absolutely would protect these whales.,,, My intention with the question was not to take sides. What I should have written was “rules aimed at protecting whales.” In any case, our polls are not scientific samplings. >click to read< 11:18

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