New regulation protects humpback whales (fwd)

From: pita admininstrator (pita@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Sat Jun 09 2001 - 20:21:45 EDT


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)
586-7235

Mary Sternfeld
mary.sternfeld@noaa.gov



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