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October 2013

Conflicted Marin Supervisors Add Sudden Death Clause to Salmon Ordinance

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Save Marin Salmon Coalition Grows to 30 U.S. West Coast Conservation, Fishing and Animal Rights Groups. In an absurd and desperate move to pass a legally questionable streamside ordinance, Marin County supervisors have added a “sudden death” clause that would nullify it if anyone files a lawsuit against it. Anticipating that the proposed streamside ordinance will not stand up to county, state or federal environmental laws, the supervisors will also allow a rush on building permits in salmon critical habitat as soon as it is approved.

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CA’s First Pacific Leatherback Conservation Day – Oct. 15

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California’s first official Pacific Leatherback Conservation Day on October 15 comes at the peak of the season for leatherbacks feeding on jellyfish along the state’s coastline. As many as 300 endangered leatherbacks swim the coastline every year in search of jellyfish. While many threats to the survival of the critically endangered sea turtle remain, California’s coast is today a safe haven for this ancient marine species.

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Avoid Red-Listed Louisiana Shrimp Warns Seafood Watch

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A Seafood Watch assessment of the U. S. shrimp fishery in the Gulf of Mexico has for the first time listed all Louisiana wild-caught shrimp as “red” and warned seafood consumers to “avoid” eating or buying it due to its harm to endangered sea turtles. Louisiana is the only state that prohibits enforcement of federal Turtle Excluder Device (TED) regulations in its shrimp trawl fishery.

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