NOAA panel backs sharp curbs on lobster lines that imperil right whales

“Reducing and weakening the lines in the water is a start, but we need to go much further, much faster,” said Erica Fuller, a senior staff attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation, which has sued NOAA in an effort to force the agency to take more aggressive action to protect right whales. “Appropriate closures and ropeless fishing need to be part of the solution.”

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