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Press Call: NOAA Fisheries Issues Final Rule to Reduce North Atlantic Right Whale Entanglements

August 31, 2021

A video teleconference is scheduled today, August 31 at 1:30 p.m. EDT, to discuss the Final Rule to Reduce North Atlantic Right Whale Entanglements.


NOAA Fisheries will host a video teleconference to discuss a final rule, announced today, intended to reduce risk of mortality and serious injury to right whales caused by entanglement in Northeast lobster and Jonah crab trap and pot fisheries.

NOAA Fisheries and our partners, including members of the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team that were instrumental in developing the rule, are dedicated to conserving and rebuilding the North Atlantic right whale population, which is endangered, declining, and experiencing an ongoing Unusual Mortality Event.


Tuesday, August 31 at 1:30 p.m. EDT


  • Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, NOAA’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office
  • Dr. Marisa Trego, Marine Mammal Take Reduction Team Coordinator, NOAA’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office
  • Kristy Long, National Coordinator, Marine Mammal Take Reduction Program, NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources


  • Webinar
  • Questions and Answers


Please register for the video teleconference. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The press briefing will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m., but you will be able to log in up to 30 minutes early for technical support.

Following the call, a recording of the webinar is posted on our Press Release page. 


Allison Ferreira
Greater Atlantic Regional Office
978) 281-9103


Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on April 26, 2022