When Northern Right Whales and Boats Collide
Over the last few years, there have been consistent reports in the media about certain ocean-related topics. The biggest one, or at least the one that has the biggest subjects, has to do with northern right whales. These magnificent creatures are disappearing right before our eyes. North Atlantic right whales are approaching extinction with fewer than 350 individuals and fewer than 100 reproductively active females remaining. Will efforts to save them be successful? I cannot answer that and feel even the scientists and regulators would have a hard time answering it. However, that does not mean we should not make every reasonable effort to help save them. It is my feeling that most folks in the recreational fishing community are genuinely interested in doing their small part to support survival.