NOAA Suspends Whale Rescue Efforts After Rescuer’s Death



NOAA Suspends Whale Rescue Efforts After Rescuer’s Death

Due to the accidental death of a veteran lifeguard in the Gulf of San Lorenzo on July 10, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) suspends whale rescue efforts until further notice.

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The announcement on whale rescue work suspension occurs days after the death of Joe Howlett, a former fisherman and captain of the boat and co-founder of Campobello Whale Rescue Team.

On July 10, Howlett was on one of the “quick response” ships, trying to rescue a North Atlantic right whale that had become entangled in the fishing line off the coast of New Brunswick.

However, he was accidentally hit by the animal while swimming.

According to comrade Howlett Mackie Green, the whale turned right “Great Shift” after they have degenerated the net.

This is due to the nature of the accident that NOAA is supposed to be adequate to stop large whale coiled rescue efforts to examine its existing emergency response protocols.

It was the first recorded death in the community of people seeking to liberate the large whaling dismantling.

Risks of decommissioning efforts
Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic LeBlanc acknowledged Howlett’s contribution whales rescue efforts winded up while noting the risks and dangers.

“Mr. Howlett’s remarkable experience and contribution to the rescue of whales include his very new and critical role in the successful launch of a tangled whale July 5,” LeBlanc said.

“There are serious risks associated with any attempt to dismantle. Every situation is unique and enmeshed whales can be unpredictable.”

Howlett was an experienced lifeguard was able to use his years of experience as a lobster fisherman in his commitment to save entangled whales.

Prior to the NOAA announcement Green added that the whale movement was something Howlett likes and he would not have wanted team efforts to stop.

It should be noted that NOAA’s decision had to temporarily suspend large whale rescue effort simply to give the agency time to review its protocols when it comes to saving large whales from dismantling.

In addition, NOAA will continue efforts to save other endangered marine mammals during the suspension.

Free whales in the North Atlantic are a large species of whales registered as “threatened” in the Endangered Species Act and “depleted” in the Law on the Protection of Marine Mammals.

Most of the threats to the species are climate change, collisions with ships, entanglement in fishing nets, noise, habitat degradation, pollutants and disturbance of whale watching activities.

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