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Editorial: Critical habitat rule unlikely to help


January 9, 2020

The establishment of critical habitat areas running from western Alaska to southern California is a prime example of federal agency overkill and overreach.

We don't see a logical pathway whereby NOAA's proposed rule will bring numbers of the three distinct population segments (DPS) of humpbacks back to historic levels.

Unanswered by NOAA officials is an explanation of why the Hawaiian population is thriving as seen by population counts in both Alaska and Hawaii, and the three segments of the population they seek to help, are not?

On Monday night, NOAA openly stated they don't think the prob...

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