Failure is Not An Option – Time to Save the North Atlantic Right Whale

Failure is Not An Option – Time to Save the North Atlantic Right Whale

By CT Harry, Marine Campaigner, IFAW For millennia, every autumn and spring, one of the largest animals on Earth has followed ancient migratory pathways up and down the coast of North America. For nearly three decades, people and organizations around our ocean planet have marked World Oceans Day, raising awareness of the importance of the […]

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Maine Lobster Industry Backs Away From Agreement To Save Right Whales

Maine Lobster Industry Backs Away From Agreement To Save Right Whales

The Maine lobster industry had agreed to reduce trap lines to save the highly endangered North Atlantic Right Whale, but the agreement fell apart when lobster fishers balked at the government’s proposal to require them to remove half of their 800,000 lines.

Why This Matters:  There are fewer than 100 breeding age female North Atlantic Right Whales and there have been many whale deaths in the last two years due to entanglements in fishing lines and ship strikes.

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