US boating & fishing interests appeal to Congress on speed restrictions


The proposed rule would set a mandatory 10kt speed limit on vessels 35ft and larger along most of the US eastern seaboard

In a nearly three-hour hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries, the US boating and fishing industry made its case Tuesday against what it calls a “dangerous and misguided” vessel speed restriction proposal from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) aimed at protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale (NARW).

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