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Sam Pfeifle

If You're in the Atlantic, this Right Whale situation is going to affect you

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Looks like the Right Whale population is in serious danger:

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North Atlantic right whales are moving closer to extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declared today in an update to its “Red List of Threatened Species.” The large whales found off the East Coast of the United States and Canada are declining because of entanglements in commercial fishing gear and ship strikes.

Today’s announcement follows President Trump’s June 5 executive order allowing commercial fishing in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which could increase the entanglement threat to right whales, as well as the administration’s 2019 rollback of key regulations intended to protect endangered species.

 

This is a big thing for the Maine Lobstermen. Not sure how they're going to meet in the middle on this. 

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