US Congress moves to stymie boat speed rule proposal

Right whale and calf

The NOAA proposal overlaps with prime fishing seasons along the US Atlantic coast and impacts some 63,000 registered boats

Two pieces of bipartisan companion legislation have been introduced in the US House of Representatives and US Senate that would delay funding the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) proposed speed restrictions for boats 35ft-65ft aimed at protecting the North Atlantic right whale (NARW).

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