NOAA, Fisheries and Oceans Canada Discuss Short-Term Goals to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales
NOAA Fisheries met with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Transport Canada last Friday to discuss how the United States and Canada can better protect North Atlantic right whales.
Both sides focused on near-term commitments including; entanglement risk reduction in Northeast trap/pot gear, assessing alternatives to reduce the number of fishing lines or the strength of the lines and discussing additional measures to protect the endangered species.
“The United States and Canada have a shared interest in recovering right whales, and it is critical..."
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