Right Whales v. Lobstermen: NOAA Responds to Lobstermen Leaving Right Whale Recovery Team
Part 2 is coming up, when we interview the Lobstermen
On this episode, Peter and Tyler speak with Dr. Michael Asaro, Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Group Lead at NOAA Fisheries. The subject of discussion is NOAA's effort to safe the North Atlantic Right Whale, of which only some 400 individuals are living. They discuss the current state of the whale, what NOAA is doing to save the species, and the current political situation with the Maine Lobstermen's Association, who just announced last week that they were leaving the recovery implementation team. This is the Part 1 or a two part series on the politics of the Right Whale. Part 2 will feature a voice from the Lobstermen.