Updated: February 19, 2012
Bar Harbor The Maine Lobstermen’s Association has scheduled a series of meetings one in each of the state’s seven lobster zones to discuss current research on interactions between lobster gear and endangered whales.
The meetings will include an overview on reverse engineering techniques, scar data and experimental rope research that has been conducted by the Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction, in conjunction with the MLA. In addition, the MLA in collaboration with Woods Hole (Mass.) Oceanographic Institute is seeking feedback on a new computer modeling tool designed to forecast the risk of Maine lobster gear entangling right whales.
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