Category Archive: Marine Mammals

NMFS shifts harbor porpoise closure to Feb/March

PLYMOUTH, MA – At the eleventh hour, the fiercely determined Northeast Seafood Coalition was able to convince the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to shift the timing of its harbor porpoise Coastal Gulf of Maine Consequence Closure from October/ November to February/March, which the coalition argued would be better for both harbor porpoise and gillnet …

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