New Rule Aims to Reduce Whale Entanglement

North Atlantic Right Whale, NOAA photo.
North Atlantic Right Whale, NOAA photo.

Federal fisheries regulators are expected to propose a new rule so North Atlantic right whales, humpbacks and fin whales will be less likely to become entangled in vertical fishing lines, according to an article on CapeCodOnline.com.

A team of commercial fishermen, conservationists, scientists and government regulators has been considering several options such as seasonal closures and changes to gear configuration. The exact recommendation is likely to be revealed this week.

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