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NOAA denies Gulf of Mexico speed limit petition

NMMA National Marine Manufacturers Association

On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) denied a petition to establish a mandatory speed limit and other vessel-related mitigation measures for the protection of endangered Rice’s whale in the Gulf of Mexico.  According to NOAA, the decision was made based on various factors, including scientific assessments, the potential economic impact on commercial and recreational activities, and the effectiveness of ...

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