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Atlantic Coast States Cooperative Planning for Right Whale Recovery Program (2002) - 2 Funded Projects

Project Title

State Agency

Funding Received

Project Summary

Final Report

Cooperative Management Plan for Large Whales and Sea Turtles in the State of Maine

Maine Dept. of Marine Resources

$135,800

Maintain and expand Maine's sighting/surveillance and disentanglement networks, investigate and implement gear modification and fishing strategies to reduce mortality of right and other large whales.

Maine Large Whale Cooperative Management Plan

Massachusetts Right Whale Conservation Plan

Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

$497,825

Maintain and improve right whale programs active in the Commonwealth and undertake new initiatives for take reduction.

Report on 2003 Activities & Action Plan for 2004 to Protect Northern Right Whales: Implementation of the Commonwealth’s Right Whale Conservation Plan