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Lawsuit Filed to Keep Sea Turtles From Going Extinct

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, turtles )

- 2046 days ago -
A lawsuit brought by two environmental groups is challenging a recent National Marine Fisheries Service (NMDS) decision to allow the Hawaiian swordfish industry to nearly double the amount of endangered sea turtles it can kill each season.

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penny C (83)
Friday November 9, 2012, 6:54 am
Good for them.

Lisa Neste (207)
Friday November 9, 2012, 9:35 am
Good on CBD & TIRN, let's hope they can achieve some success in protecting these endangered turtles!

Past Member (0)
Friday November 9, 2012, 9:54 am
noted TY

Christeen A (371)
Friday November 9, 2012, 10:37 am

Rock H (254)
Friday November 9, 2012, 7:20 pm
Thanks for sharing this Cher.

It seems ridiculous to me that the Center for Biological Diversity and the Turtle Island Restoration Network have to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service to prevent too many endangered sea turtles from being legally killed.

In my opinion that sounds like the Hawaiian swordfish industry has too much political influence. This will probably not change until those wanting to see loggerheads and leatherbacks outnumber those wanting to catch swordfish.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 2:16 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 4:06 am
TY Cher.

Robert O (12)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 5:20 pm
Thanks Cher.

Maria S (95)
Friday November 16, 2012, 3:08 am
Noted. Thanks Cher.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 4:32 pm
noted, thanks
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