NOAA: $1.6 Million in Federal Funds to Support North Atlantic Right Whale Recovery
The commercial lobster fishing industry is getting an early Christmas present from NOAA. The Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office released a notice on Friday to announce $1.6 million in federal funds to support additional recovery actions for the North Atlantic right whale.
According to NOAA, the funding will "assist the lobster fishing industry in complying with pending regulations and help to defray costs to support fishermen broadly." The government agency will be working alongside the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to expend...
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