[we're going to be posting fisheries news bits and pieces here - the idea being that the more we know, as the old PSA goes .... This doesn't mean you can't get local lobster right now! You still can! But I like knowing how responsive the controllers are that when right whales are seen, they are protected]
New England – Temporary Fishing Restrictions in Effect to Protect Endangered Right Whales
Temporary restrictions are in effect for lobster trap/pot and anchored gillnet fishermen in an area totaling approximately 1,725 nm 2, east of Portsmouth, NH. The purpose of this action is to protect an aggregation of seven North Atlantic right whales that was sighted on January 10, 2009, in the vicinity of Jeffreys Ledge. These restrictions are in effect through 2400 hours on February 17, 2009.