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April 2008

West Coast Fishery Managers Vote To Open Sea Turtle Protection Zone To Harmful Longline Fishing

By Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Sea Turtles

Seattle –Following close on the heels of a decision to close the California and Oregon salmon fishery, last week west coast fishery managers approved opening a new longline fishery for swordfish in vital sea turtle habitat off the California and Oregon coasts. The same proposal, which faced widespread opposition, was defeated last year by the California Coastal Commission.

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