Jan. 10—Maine lobstermen have gotten a six-year reprieve on new regulations designed to protect North Atlantic right whales, but there's no exemption for new reporting requirements on their catch.

Until this year, only a fraction of Maine's lobster fishers were required to report what they caught, including details on when, where and how many. The data went to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, a coalition of 15 East Coast states that regulates fishing for more than two dozen species.

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