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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:59 PM

Governor pushes back at feds on protection for rare whales

By DAVID SHARP 14 minutes ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A directive for new protections for endangered right whales represents an “absurd federal overreach” that places an unfair burden on Maine’s signature lobster fishery, Gov. Janet Mills said.

She ordered the state Department of Marine Resources to draft an alternative plan that would reduce the impact on lobstermen.

“My administration will not allow any bureaucrat to undermine our lobster industry or our economy with foolish, unsupported and ill-advised regulations,” she wrote in a letter this week to the lobster industry.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants the state to present a plan in September for reducing the lobster industry’s threat to right whales by 60%.

https://apnews.com/9333ea1577344b9392563134f481fb0f

Hey ......do you by some chance know exactly what whales do so that we can breath on this planet and help your industry..................here let me give you two clue's......................

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/whales-keep-carbon-out-of-the-atmosphere/

https://oceanconservancy.org/blog/2019/03/06/corals-lobsters-oysters-oh/

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:01 PM

1. They are trying to rescue 3 Right Whales now near Maine





https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/north-atlantic-right-whale-entanglements-1.5209314

A rescue team in New Brunswick freed one of three entangled North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this week. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said right whale No. 4423 was spotted around 10 a.m. local time on Thursday during an aerial surveillance flight by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Campobello Whale Rescue team removed fishing gear that kept the whale from using its tail when diving.

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Response to Beringia (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:04 PM

2. Good..........................long lines are killing the species and the nets.....................

and other items.......................Thank you for the information.....................

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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:16 PM

3. Maine's lobster business is dying because of tariffs anyway. N/t

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