Deadline to Participate in Survey to Improve Whale Regulation Approaching
The deadline for lobster harvesters to participate in the survey about vertical line configurations which will inform future whale protection regulations is January 18, 2019.
Without a better understanding of vertical lines, regulators are more likely to implement sweeping regulations which might not be any more effective at protecting whales. Good information from industry, including these surveys, will increase the likelihood of targeted, more effective regulations.
Participation should take less than 10 minutes.
Personal or identifying information will be kept confidential and removed prior to distribution of survey results; however, we ask for your name, phone number and, in the case of Maine harvesters, your landings number, so we can contact you if necessary to confirm information provided in the survey.
For assistance with any of the surveys, please contact Caitlin Cleaver with FB Environmental at 207-706-9466 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.