The North Atlantic right whale is facing an alarming extinction crisis.
With only an estimated 411 right whales and fewer than 100 breeding females remaining, the North Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered species on the planet. Human activities, namely entanglement in in fishing gear and vessel strikes, poses the greatest threat to the right whale. The federal government is seeking public comment on options and measures to be considered in new rules to protect the right whale. Tell NOAA to evaluate technology-based solutions that will eliminate right whale entanglements while ensuring the coexistence of a thriving fishing industry.