NEW REGULATION PROTECTS HUMPBACK WHALES (in Alaskan waters)
EFFECTIVE JULY 2, 2001
New regulation requires* that you:
Not approach within 100 yards of a humpback whale.
Not place your vessel in the path of oncoming humpback whales
causing them to surface within 100 yards of your vessel.
Operate your vessel at a slow, safe speed when near a humpback whale.
*Some exceptions apply.
See entire regulation and the Guidelines for Marine Mammal Viewing in
Alaska at http://www.fakr.noaa.gov or call NOAA Fisheries at (907)
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