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NOAA has announced that a voluntary speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area- DMA) has been established south of Nantucket to protect an aggregation of 7 right whales sighted in this area on 7 April 2014. This DMA is in effect immediately through 22 April 2014. Mariners are requested to route around these areas or transit through them at 10 knots or less.
NOAA has announced that a voluntary speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area- DMA) has been established south of Nantucket to protect an aggregation of 8 right whales sighted in this area on 2 April 2014.
NOAA Fisheries announced today final regulations requiring the United States Navy to implement protective measures during training and testing activities off the coasts of California and Hawaii and on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean to reduce the effects on marine mammals.
The West of England P&I Club has posted on its website updated information regarding the USA- Right Whale Ship Strike Reduction Rule reminding Members to ensure their vessels complied with the seasonal speed limit restrictions in place in certain areas off the East Coast of the United States.
Coast Guard warns ships to reduce speed to avoid collisions with whales
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