Maine Voices: The fate of a species is in our hands | Conservation Law Foundation

Maine Voices: The fate of a species is in our hands

Portland Press Herald

As a result of a lawsuit filed by groups including the Conservation Law Foundation, the National Marine Fisheries Service has until May 31, 2021, to come up with new protections that will protect right whales from entanglement. With its partners, the Conservation Law Foundation also petitioned the NMFS to reduce the speeds of vessels in emerging right whale habitats and feeding grounds. The science is clear – fewer lines in the water reduce the risk of entanglement and speed limits in areas where whales are known to be feeding or calving reduces the risk of a collision.

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