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Office News: NEW VOLUNTARY RIGHT WHALE SPEED RESTRICTION ZONE – 28 NOVEMBER 2011

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NEW VOLUNTARY RIGHT WHALE SPEED RESTRICTION ZONE – 28 NOVEMBER 2011 

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NOAA Fisheries Service announces that a voluntary vessel speed
restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area - DMA) has been established in
the vicinity of Jordan Basin to protect an aggregation of 27 right
whales sighted in this area on November 26, 2011. This DMA is in effect
immediately through December 11, 2011. Mariners are requested to route
around this area or transit through it at 10 knots or less.

VOLUNTARY DYNAMIC MANAGEMENT AREAS (DMAs)
Mariners are requested to avoid or transit at 10 knots or less inside
the following areas where persistent aggregations of right whales have
been sighted.

Jordan Basin DMA -- active through December 11, 2011
43 55N
42 42N
069 21W
067 48W

Cashes Ledge DMA -- active through December 7, 2011
43 27N
42 30N
069 52W
068 30W

Jeffreys Ledge DMA -- active through December 1, 2011
43 26N
42 39N
070 41W
069 37W

ACTIVE SEASONAL MANAGEMENT AREAS (SMAs)
Mandatory speed restrictions of 10 knots or less (50 CFR 224.105) are in
effect in the following areas:

Mid-Atlantic SMAs -- active through April 30, 2012

Southeast SMA -- active through April 15, 2012

Expires

 
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Created at 11/28/2011 5:07 PM  by Steven Surdut 
Last modified at 11/28/2011 5:07 PM  by Steven Surdut