MLA Issues Response to Proposed Changes to Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan
Just days before the New Year, NOAA announced its proposed modifications to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.
The goal of the proposed modifications to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan is to further reduce the impacts of entanglement in fishing gear on right whales in U.S. waters. According to Chris Oliver, the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, the proposed modifications will modify gear configurations to reduce the number of vertical lines by requiring more traps between buoy lines and by...
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