Canada temporarily shuts fishing areas to help right whales

  • In this March 28, 2018, file photo, a North Atlantic right whale appears at the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. The Canadian government says it is taking steps to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from encounters with fishing vessels. The whales are one of the rarest marine mammals in the world, and have struggled with high mortality in recent years, especially in Canadian waters. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

NEWPORT, Quebec — The Canadian government says it is taking steps to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from encounters with fishing vessels and gear.

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