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NMFS Right Whale Scoping Meeting – Portsmouth, NH @ Dept of NH Fish & Game, Urban Forestry Center
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NOAA will be conducting eight scoping meetings this month, four of which will be in Maine, in anticipation of preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for modifications to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.

NOAA is requesting comments on management options particularly including information about operational challenges, time, and costs required to modify gear by changing configurations such as traps per trawl to reduce endline numbers, installing new line or sleeves and by expanding gear marking requirements.

Written comments are also welcomed.

Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments by sending an email to using the subject line “Comments on Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Scoping.”

Mail: Submit written comments to Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-2276. Mark the outside of the envelope: Comments on Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Scoping.

Questions? Contact Colleen Coogan, Take Reduction Team Coordinator, (978) 281-9181


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