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Atlantic Coast States Cooperative Planning for Right Whale Recovery Program (2005) - 4 Funded Projects

Project Title

State Agency

Funding Received

Project Summary

Final Report

Maine Large Whale Conservation Plan

Maine Dept. of Marine Resources

$215,563

Maintain and expand existing programs, including right whale foraging surveys.

Large Whale Cooperative Management Plan (ME) - III

Massachusetts Right Whale Conservation Program

Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

$187,590

Continue gear research, monitoring, and outreach efforts to reduce large whale entanglement.

Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Right Whale Conservation Program 2006 Projects and Accomplishments

Rhode Island Large Whale Conservation Plan

Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management

$34,403

Conduct an assessment of fixed gear types (trap/pot and gillnet) that may adversely affect large whales as well as conduct outreach activities to regulated commercial fixed gear fishermen.

Rhode Island Large Whale Conservation Plan

Enhance Right Whale Disentanglement Response in the Southeast U.S.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

$57,500

Improve right whale entanglement response in the Southeast U.S. through training of responders and acquiring field equipment.

Right Whale Disentanglement Response Enhancement