Emergency Rulemaking Petition Filed to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales From Fishing Gear
The Centers for Biological Diversity, Conservation Law Foundation, Defenders of Wildlife and the Humane Society of the United States have filed an emergency rulemaking petition to protect the critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from becoming entangled in commercial fishing gear. The petition was filed on Wednesday.
While previous reports say that approximately 400 North Atlantic right whales remain in the world, the Centers for Biological Diversity reports that new scientific information shows that the population now consists of 356 animals, of which only about...
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