Right Whales Rules a Hot Topic at Maine Fishermen's Forum
The Maine Fishermen's Forum took place in Rockport, Maine, last week. The hot topic of the event? The National Marine Fisheries Service's pending North Atlantic right whale policy.
State and federal regulators are calling for the Maine lobster industry to change up their gear in order to protect the endangered right whale. These measures include reducing the number of vertical ropes in offshore waters and using weak or breakaway ropes. But lobstermen disagree with the actions, arguing that Canadian fishermen and ships are the ones...
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