06 Mar '12, 6pm

Deadly Expansion of Shark, Swordfish Fishery Planned for California Sea Turtle Protected Area

For Immediate Release, March 6, 2012 Contact: Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (415) 632-5312 Teri Shore, SeaTurtles.org, (415) 663-8590 x 104; cell (707) 934-7081 Geoff Shester, Oceana, (831) 207-6981 Whit Sheard, Oceana, (503) 236-7098 Deadly Expansion of Shark, Swordfish Fishery Planned for California Sea Turtle Protected Area SACRAMENTO, Calif .— The federal Pacific Fishery Management Council voted on Saturday to pursue the expansion of California’s devastating drift gillnet fishery for swordfish and sharks into an area that is currently off-limits to that fishing to protect critically endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtles . The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s action specifically asked for an analysis of just how much of the sea turtle protected area could be reduced to allow more drift gillnet fishing. The Pacific Leatherback Conservation ...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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