Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument: Open for Business in What's the Government Up To? Posted August 10, 2020 The Hill finds that the lobstermen of Stonington, Maine, aren't exactly psyched to head 100 miles southeast: Quote Lobstermen argue that if Trump wanted to help the industry, he would have focused on loosening protections for the North Atlantic right whale that restrict the amount of line used for lobster traps in order to reduce deadly entanglements. The topic was discussed during Trump’s visit, but only briefly. “I just want to, as a lobsterman, bring up something that I would be run out of town if I didn’t bring up to you,” Kristan Porter, president of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, said at the roundtable. “We find our industry at risk of being shut down because of the endangered right whale.” Trump pledged to consider easing the regulations so long as they could still protect the whales, which he at one point referred to as the “white whale.” No announcements have been made by the administration since then.