Voluntary vessel speed restriction zone in Great South Channel
NOAA Fisheries Service announces that a voluntary vessel speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area - DMA) has been established in the vicinity of Great South Channel to protect an aggregation of 8 right whales sighted in this area on February 16, 2012. This DMA is in effect immediately through March 2, 2012. Mariners are requested to route around this area or transit through it at 10 knots or less.
Great South Channel DMA -- active through March 2, 2012
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