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August 2015

Feds Propose New Rules to Protect Whales, Dolphins in Other Countries

By Cocos Island Research Expedition, Got Mercury?, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Sea Turtles, Sharks

The National Marine Fisheries Service today proposed major regulations prohibiting the import of seafood into the United States from fisheries that kill whales and dolphins in excess of U.S. standards. Under the new rules, all fisheries worldwide will have to comply with essentially the same marine mammal protection requirements as U.S. fishermen or face an embargo from the lucrative U.S. seafood market.

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