• lobster fishery Aug 15

    Lobster Boat Tracking Coming to Protect Whales and Other Fishery

    America’s lobster fishing businesses could be subjected to electronic tracking requirements to try to protect vulnerable right whales and get a better idea of the population of the valuable crustaceans. An arm of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, an interstate regulatory authority, said this month it is considering implementing the tracking requirements for lobster boats that have federal...

  • right whales Jul 4

    US Lobster Fisheries Anxious Over Upcoming Whale Protections

    By PATRICK WHITTLE The profitable U.S. lobster fishery will soon have to contend with new rules designed to protect an endangered species of whale, and that could necessitate major changes for people in the industry. The federal government is working on new rules designed to reduce risk to North Atlantic right whales, which number only about 360. One of the…

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