Maine Congressman Jared Golden Introduces Amendment to Block Right Whale Regulations
Maine Congressman Jared Golden has introduced an amendment, co-sponsored by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, that would block the controversial right whale regulations that would require lobstermen to reduce their vertical lines by as much as 50 percent.
Congressman Golden's amendment stems from NOAA's Take Reduction Team's announcement earlier this year that in order to reduce whale deaths, Maine lobstermen would have to cut their number of vertical lines to prevent fatal fishing gear entanglements. While the rules were designed to reduce serious injuries and death among...
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