February 12, 1999 -- Plan Protects Right Whales and Fin, Humbpack, and Minke Whales

NMFS Northeast Region

News

For Immediate

Release

February 16, 1999

Gloucester, Mass., February 16, 1999 --The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service published a plan today in the Federal Register to protect North Atlantic right whales and other large whales from entanglement in fishing gear. A press release is available at the NOAA news release site.

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George Liles

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