Fishery Hearings to Focus on Whale Protection Measures
June 22, 2011
TheDay.com: Federal fishery regulators have scheduled 15 public meetings along the Eastern Seaboard to allow public input in the development of new regulations aimed to prevent whales from becoming entangled in fishing gear.
The National Marine Fisheries Service plans to have final rules in place in 2014 to protect right, humpback and finback whales from fishing lines that fall vertically through the water, such as those used for lobster traps, gillnets and other pot fisheries.
To read more:
NOAA Fisheries: Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
NOAA Fisheries: List of Public Meetings
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