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North Atlantic Right Whale Seasonal Management Areas (SMA)

Map and GIS data representing seasonal management areas to reduce the threat of ship collisions with North Atlantic right whales.

North Atlantic right whales are protected under the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. The purpose of SMAs is to reduce the likelihood of deaths and serious injuries to these endangered whales that result from collisions with ships.

79 FR 34245 Implement Vessel Speed Restrictions to Reduce the Threat of Ship Collisions with North Atlantic Right Whales

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 05/14/2024

Southeast and New England Mid-Atlantic North Atlantic Right Whale Management Areas Map Ship Strikes