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MA04.05

June 1, 2004

NMFS Northeast Region

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NEW STRATEGY PROPOSED TO REDUCE
SHIP COLLISIONS WITH ENDANGERED
NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) today proposed a comprehensive strategy for reducing collisions between ocean-going vessels and highly endangered North Atlantic right whales along the East Coast. To see the full press release, click here. To see the associated Federal Register Notice, click here. For more information on right whales and ship strike avoidance, click
here
. To see a summary of the action, click here.

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