• noaa December 28, 2022 7:59 am

    Vanishing Right Whale Must Remain on Endangered List, Feds Say

    NOAA’s announcement came a week after Maine’s congressional delegation announced plans to use the federal spending bill to attempt to delay new protections for the whales for six years.

  • Maine July 30, 2022 3:52 pm

    Ships Must Slow Down More Often to Save Right Whales, Feds Say

    Vessels off the East Coast must slow down more often to help save a vanishing species of whale from extinction, the federal government said Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made the announcement via new proposed rules designed to prevent ships colliding with North Atlantic right whales. Vessel strikes and entanglement in fishing gear are the two biggest threats…

  • Maine September 27, 2021 1:41 pm

    Lobster Fishing Group Files Lawsuit Against Feds Whale Plan

    A lobster fishing group based in Maine filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Monday charging new rules designed to protect whales are not based on the best available science. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the rules, designed to protect North Atlantic right whales, in August. The rules include new standards that reduce the number of rope…

  • Maine September 1, 2021 6:29 pm

    Lobster Fishing Will Face Restrictions to Try to Save Whales

    America’s lobster fishing industry will face a host of new harvesting restrictions amid a new push from the federal government to try to save a vanishing species of whale. The new rules, which have loomed over the profitable lobster industry for years and were announced Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are designed to protect the North...

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