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June 23, 2006

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M E D I A  A D V I S O R Y

NOAA Proposes Regulations to Reduce Risk
of Collisions between Ships
and Endangered Northern Right Whales

NOAA Fisheries Service today filed a proposed rule describing regulations to reduce the risk of collisions between North Atlantic right whales and ocean-going vessels. Right whales are among the most endangered species in the world, and are highly vulnerable to ship collisions. The rule proposes vessel speed restrictions along the U.S. east coast, a first in the Agency’s long-standing efforts to recover right whales.

See full NOAA press release here.

Details on the proposed action here: www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/shipstrike/

 


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