How Removing American Lobster From The Menu Might Save A Critically Endangered Whale
The use of lobster nets and pots poses such a serious threat to the survival of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale that fisheries using these methods have been assigned red ratings by the sustainability guide Seafood Watch.
The population of these whales has declined by 28% over the last decade, and now fewer than 340 individuals remain. Of these, only 80 are breeding females. The two main threats to the species’ survival are entanglement in fishing gear and ship strikes.
By removing American lobster (and other species caught using similar methods) from the menu, businesses can help save the North Atlantic right whale.