Sustainability Group Pulls Maine Lobster Certification Over Whales

PORTLAND, ME (AP) - An international nonprofit organization that sets sustainability standards for commercial fishing management has suspended a … [Read more...]

North Atlantic Right Whale’s Decline Slows, but Population Falls Again

PORTLAND, ME (AP) - The decline of an endangered species of whale slowed last year as it lost about 2% of its population. But scientists warn the … [Read more...]

Fishermen Appeal Ruling That Protects Endangered Whales

PORTLAND, ME (AP) - The state of Maine and a fishing group are appealing a federal judge’s decision that new rules intended to protect endangered … [Read more...]

Fishermen Must Be Heard About Whale Rules, Maine Gov. Says

PORTLAND, ME (AP) - Maine’s governor says the federal government is moving ahead too quickly with potential new restrictions on the lobster fishing … [Read more...]

Retailers Pull Lobster from Menus After ‘Red List’ Warning

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some retailers are taking lobster off the menu after an assessment from an influential conservation group that the harvest of … [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...]

Right Whales Finding New Habitats as Numbers Continue Decline

HYANNIS – A new study on critically endangered North Atlantic right whales showed that a new habitat may be important for the reproductive success of … [Read more...]

Marine Experts Applaud Vessel Speed Regulations

HYANNIS - Marine animal experts with the New England Aquarium have applauded new vessel speed regulations recently implemented by federal … [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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