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November 2003

International Coalition Praises UN, Calls for Immediate Moratorium on Pacific Longline Fishing

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San Francisco, CA –Today, the UN General Assembly will vote on a resolution encouraging the “banning [of] directed shark fisheries” (Para 48), and “action to reduce or eliminate by-catch…to conserve non-target species taken incidentally in fishing operations” (paras 34-35 ) such as sea turtles, marine mammals and other species.

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Federal Fisheries Agency Sued for Failure to Protect Hawai‘i’s False Killer Whales from Longliners

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Honolulu, HI – A coalition of local fishing and environmental groups sued the National Marines Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) in federal court today for its failure to protect the Hawai‘i population of false killer whales from the Hawaii’s industrial longline fishing fleet. NMFS has estimated the population of false killer whales in the waters around Hawai`i at about 83 whales.

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Federal Fisheries Agency Sued for Failure to Protect Hawai‘i’s False Killer Whales from Longliners

By | Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Sea Turtles | No Comments

Honolulu, HI – A coalition of local fishing and environmental groups sued the National Marines Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) in federal court today for its failure to protect the Hawai‘i population of false killer whales from the Hawaii’s industrial longline fishing fleet. NMFS has estimated the population of false killer whales

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County of Marin Found to Be in Violation of CEQA in Approving New House on Sensitive Creekside Habitat

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Marin Superior Court Judge Stops Creekside Development Along San Geronimo Creek in West Marin. Marin County, CA– Late Friday afternoon (11/07/03) Marin Superior Court Judge Lynn Duryee ruled last week that the County of Marin was in violation of CEQA(California Environmental Quality Act) when they approved the development of a new house in “sensitive creekside habitat” without first completing the proper environmental review.

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