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Planning for Future Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Modifications

Phase 2 of the current modifications for the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan is underway.

Current Action (Phase 2)

Notice of Intent

A Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement and request for comments published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2021. 

We are holding scoping meetings to collect input on efforts to reduce the risk of entanglement to right, humpback, and fin whales in U.S. East Coast gillnet, Atlantic mixed species trap/pot, and Mid-Atlantic lobster and Jonah crab trap/pot fisheries. The scoping period extends through October 21, 2021.

To see videos of recorded Public Scoping Meetings (Sept 7-Oct 14), use the registration links.

The scoping period closed on October 21, 2021. 


Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on December 13, 2021

Take Reduction