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Blake Earle

Blake Earle

Blake Earle is assistant professor of History at Texas A&M University.

COMMENTARY

Lobsters versus right whales: The latest chapter in a long quest to make fishing more sustainable

By: - January 13, 2023

Maine lobster fishermen received a Christmas gift from Congress at the end of 2022: A six-year delay on new federal regulations designed to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. The rules would have required lobstermen to create new seasonal nonfishing zones and further reduce their use of vertical ropes to retrieve lobster traps from […]