We are calling on the Administration to advance and strengthen North Atlantic right whale protective measures and save this dying population. We are urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Commerce to finalize, publish, and implement the proposed North Atlantic vessel speed rule amendments including:
► Make compliance with dynamic speed zones mandatory
► Apply seasonal, temporal speed restrictions to vessels 35ft and length and greater
► Increase compliance, enforcement, and awareness of the 10 knot speed regulation in North Atlantic right whale management areas
The North Atlantic right whale is among the most critically endangered animals on earth. There are only around 70 reproductive females left, which means every individual is crucial for the survival of the species.
Since 2017, 122 right whales have died or been seriously injured in US. and Canadian waters, including a newborn calf this year.
The North Atlantic right whale is a Critically Endangered species facing two major threats caused by humans: vessel strikes and entanglement in fishing gear. These incidents often result in severe injuries and can lead to death within a matter of days or weeks. It is crucial that we join together and urge NOAA to take action now to protect this endangered species before it's too late. Will you join us?
Join us today to protect North Atlantic right whales in their fight to survive the increasing threats from entanglement and vessel strikes.