August, 30 2019


You can now make your voice heard on North Atlantic right whale protections. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA; also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS) recently announced a "scoping’ period" to solicit public comments on ways to reduce the risk of entanglement of North Atlantic right whales in trap and pot fisheries.

You can make your views heard at one of eight scoping meetings being held throughout August in Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, or by submitting written comments directly to NOAA. The deadline for written comments is September 16.