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Feds may make fisherman do more to protect Maine whales
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators don't believe a Maine plan to reduce risk to endangered whales goes far enough, and that means fishermen in the state could face more restrictions.
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Maine officials submitted a plan to the federal government designed to meet a requirement to better protect rare North Atlantic right whales from entanglement in lobster fishing gear. The whales number only about 400 and can die if ensnared in the gear, which is used to trap one of Maine's best known and most valuable natural resources.