Info Session for NMFS Proposed Right Whale Rules (Northern Maine)

January 20, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We are proposing to amend the regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan to reduce the incidental mortality and serious injury to North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis), fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus), and humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in northeast commercial lobster and crab trap/pot fisheries to meet the goals of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.

We are holding informational sessions to give the public an opportunity to learn about the proposed rule before providing comments at a later date during our public hearing sessions. This session will be focused on the proposed requirements for Massachusetts (Outer Cape and LMA1) and New Hampshire (LMA1) though all may attend. If you are unable to attend you may access a pre-recorded version of the slides to learn more about the rule.

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