Commentary: Healthy right whale population, healthy Maine lobster fishery can coexist

The recent stories make clear that the Gulf of Maine’s rapidly warming waters are already bringing historic changes to the state. What they missed is why it’s so important to protect right whales when and where they are most at risk, including by restricting fishing in an area 40 to 50 miles offshore of Portland, for four months a year. The loss of a single animal tips the scales.

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