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Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team

The Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team is one of several take reduction teams established to help develop plans to mitigate the risk to marine mammals posed by fishing gear. We established the Team in 1996 and it is composed of fishermen, scientists, conservationists, and state and federal officials from Maine to Florida.

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Photograph from the North Atlantic right whale Catalog #3560 of "Snow Cone," a North Atlantic right whale sighted December 2, 2021 that was entangled in gear and with a new calf. Photo credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission taken under NOAA permit 20556. North Atlantic right whale Catalog #3560 ‘Snow Cone’ sighted December 2, 2021 entangled and with a new calf. Photo credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission taken under NOAA permit 20556.
NARW #3720 and calf North Atlantic right whale mother and calf. Credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01.