Senators from Several States Ask NOAA to Address Whale Deaths

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Senators from four states want federal environmental officials to address a spate of whale deaths on both … [Read more...]

Lobster Fishers Sue to Block Closure Meant to Aid Whales

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of Massachusetts lobster fishers has sued the federal government over an emergency closure of fishing grounds that is … [Read more...]

NOAA Testing Ropeless Lobster Fishing Gear

HYANNIS - Ropeless lobster fishing gear is being tested by federal officials off the coast of Massachusetts. NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science … [Read more...]

NOAA Extends Limit on Fishing to Protect Whales

HYANNIS - The federal government has extended a ban that prohibits lobster and crab fishing in certain areas off of the coast of Massachusetts in an … [Read more...]

Feds: Vanishing Right Whale Must Remain On Endangered List

PORTLAND, ME (AP) — Federal officials say the fading North Atlantic right whale will remain protected under the Endangered Species Act and requires a … [Read more...]

Feds Unveil Plan to Grow Wind Power While Sparing Rare Whale

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government has outlined a strategy to try to protect an endangered species of whale while also developing offshore … [Read more...]

Lobster Fishing Union Drops Whale Closure Lawsuit

PORTLAND, MAINE (AP) — A lobster fishing union in Maine has decided to drop part of its lawsuit against the federal government over new restrictions … [Read more...]

Some Ships May Push Back at Rules Requiring Slowdown for Whales

PORTLAND, ME (AP) — Federal regulators who want to enforce new vessel speed rules to help protect rare whales can expect some pushback from ship … [Read more...]

Forecasters Trim Hurricane Season Outlook a Bit, Still Busy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Federal meteorologists say this hurricane season may not be quite as busy as they initially thought, but it should still be … [Read more...]

Ships Must Slow Down More Often to Save Whales, Feds Say

PORTLAND, ME (AP) - The federal government says vessels off the East Coast must slow down more often to help save a vanishing species of whale. The … [Read more...]
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