Gov. Janet Mills is asking the Portland International Jetport to remove a PETA banner that she said is attacking the Maine fishing industry.
The sign inside the jetport shows a whale entangled in a fishing net and reads, “Save the Whales. Don’t Eat Fish.”
On the bottom of the sign, PETA claims fishing gear kills 300,000 whales and dolphins annually.
Mills said the banner falsely portrays Maine’s seafood industry.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates the last time a right whale was entangled in fishing gear in Maine was 2004.
The city said the sign went up on Feb. 19 and will come down March 5.