Lawmakers’ Plea to NOAA: Don’t Lift West Coast Ban on Longlines
California Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Jared Huffman (both D-Calif.) and nine members of Congress called on NOAA to reconsider the steps it has taken to authorize the use of longlines off the West Coast of the United States.
The release from Senator Feinstein’s office said, “longlines, which have been banned in California waters since 1989, can unintentionally catch or kill endangered marine species. Instead of advancing sustainable options that yield higher quality catch, the Trump administration is proposing to expand the use of outdated..."
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