Maine Delegation, Governor Push Commerce Secretary to Shut Down Right Whale Rule Changes
A delegation from Maine and the state’s governor have sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to rescind recent lobster fishery rule changes that aim to protect North Atlantic right whales.
The letter comes days after the Maine Lobstering Union (MLU) was granted emergency relief by U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker on October 16 to halt an impending closure of a lobster fishing area off Maine.
The closure was to be implemented as part of the right-whale-related rule changes and...
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