View Full Version : NOAA Announces Rule to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales from Gillnet Entanglement in Southeast U.S.

NOAA Reporter
06-26-2007, 07:03 PM
NOAA Fisheries Service finalized a rule implementing permanent annual restrictions on gillnet fishing in the Southeast U.S. during right whale calving season. The waters off the Southeast U.S. are the only known calving area for North Atlantic right whales and is predominantly used by reproducing females and their calves from November to April each year.

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