|Emergency Closure Stops Longline Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico|
by Carole Allen, Gulf Office Director
April 29th, 2009
• Following the lawsuit filed April 15 by STRP and other conservation groups and renewed action by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to support an emergency closure in mid-April, NMFS is closing the bottom longline fishery in the Gulf of Mexico for up to 180 days.
|STRP launches first community marine reserve in Papua New Guinea|
January 29th, 2009
The Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Sea Turtle Restoration Project and the people of Karkum Village recently launched the new Karkum Conservation Area, a common turtle nesting site of the critically endangered Western Pacific leatherback turtle species