NOAA Disappointed in Maine Lobstermen’s Association Decision to Withdrawal from TRT Agreement
In a message from Assistant Administrator Chris Oliver, NOAA announced their disappointment in the Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) due to their decision to back out of an agreement with the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team.
The agreement stated that the MLA would have to commit to regional measures to reduce its risk of right whale injuries and deaths.
NOAA said the MLA presented information to suggest that the reduction target of 60 percent was higher than necessary while highlighting the risk of entanglements posed by other...
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