Coast Guard calls for caution as endangered right whales skim feed off Cape Cod coast

Coast Guard calls for caution as endangered right whales skim feed off Cape Cod coast
Right whale skim feeding with NOAA ship Delaware II in the background. Credit: NOAA/NEFSC BOSTON — The Coast Guard is advising mariners Wednesday to head caution on the water as multiple groups of right whales have been observed in the area of Boston Light to Marshfield. As per the Endangered Species Act, it is unlawful to approach within 500 yards of a North Atlantic right whale by a vessel, aircraft...

Whales spotted in NY Harbor, Coast Guard reminds boaters to slow down and stay alert

Whales spotted in NY Harbor, Coast Guard reminds boaters to slow down and stay alert
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is urging mariners in New York Harbor to exercise caution by slowing down to a safe speed and keeping a sharp lookout due to the continued presence of one or more humpback whales in the area. One or more humpbacks are believed to be in the harbor with one in particular frequenting the waters of the Hudson River near Liberty Island and traveling as far north as the George...

Coast Guard cautions fishermen against bass fishing in the EEZ

Coast Guard cautions fishermen against bass fishing in the EEZ
NEW YORK – A boarding team from Coast Guard Station Fire Island of Long Island, N.Y., issued violations to two recreational fishermen who were fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone south of Fire Island Inlet, Sunday. Coast Guard law enforcement crews conduct boardings on a routine basis throughout the Northeast and are currently placing an emphasis on the protection of the Atlantic Striped Bass...