The Ocean Conservancy: Tell the Government to Stop Delaying Right Whale Protections

March 21st, 2007 8:05 pm by Kelly Garbato

UPDATE, 7/11/07, via The Ocean Conservancy:

Ocean Conservancy is writing you today with great news for right whales and other endangered large whales in the Atlantic Ocean. As part of our concerted effort to save these majestic animals, Ocean Conservancy recently sued the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to end its years-long delay of a fishing gear entanglement rule. Today, we are pleased to inform you that we have won a settlement requiring NMFS to publish its ruling by October 1st.

Read our press release….

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Via The Ocean Conservancy:

Tell the Government to Stop Delaying Right Whale Protections

One Right Whale Entangled, Another Struck By Boat

Right now, there are two critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in trouble off of Massachusetts. One is entangled, the other shows a ten-foot propeller gash from a ship strike. Entanglement and ship strikes are the leading causes of death for North Atlantic right whales, a species of which only 350 still exist. Please help us protect whales. Ocean Conservancy is currently suing the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to protect North Atlantic right whales from entanglement and ship strikes. Make your voice heard, too.

Please, sign our petition to force NMFS to take action >>

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