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March 2008

Conservation Groups Seek Ban on Imported Swordfish

By Sea Turtles

SAN FRANCISCO- The Turtle Island Restoration Network and the Center for Biological Diversity formally petitioned the U.S. government today to enforce the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and impose a ban on imported swordfish until exporting countries provide proof that their fishing practices are at least as protective of marine mammals as those used by U.S. commercial fishers. View the petition below.

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