United States NOAA provides mariner guidance on Right Whale protection

A combined programme from the United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has resulted in the development of a guidance resource for the ‘Prudent Mariner’ with details on both mandatory and recommendatory elements associated with the protection of the North Atlantic Right Whale.

 

The package, which is downloadable in full from the NOAA website (click here) provides guidance by means of both clearly illustrated guides as well as two video productions. Members trading to the east coast of the U.S. are advised to update themselves on the relevant mandatory obligations and the recommendations as provided for by NOAA and the USCG.

 

Further information on whale avoidance and reporting issues can be viewed on INTERTANKO’s website (click here)

 

Contact: Tim Wilkins