We must work immediately to protect every remaining whale. But we need everyone to be involved. To start, fishermen, conservationists, scientists, regulators, politicians and concerned citizens must work harder to find constructive ways to communicate without talking past – or shouting at – each other.
There is no question that Maine can help forge a path toward a prosperous lobster industry co-existing with a recovering right whale population. We need the ingenuity and steadfastness of Mainers to develop innovative solutions that enable lobstermen and right whales – both iconic symbols of Maine – to thrive.
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