The document provided below is intended to help answer questions about Maine's Right Whale Compliance issues between state and federal waters due to be implemented May 1, 2022. This information was compiled using information presented by DMR and NOAA in public meetings and on their websites. The Maine Lobstering Union is committed to protecting North Atlantic Right Whales. We are committed to improving the data used to regulate our industry. We will always defend the Maine lobstermen and their hard work to continue a traditional fishery that has been passed down for generations and modeled as the most sustainable in the world.
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