Lawsuit Takes Aim at NMFS Over December Sablefish Pot Gear Fishery Decision
The Center for Biological Diversity is entangling another West Coast fishery in a lawsuit, targeting NMFS over its decision to extend the West Coast primary sablefish fishery last year.
The Center sued the National Marine Fisheries Service Monday for what it says is NMFS' failure to protect Pacific humpback whales from entanglements in fishing gear when the agency issued an emergency rule to extend the primary sablefish season, specifically the pot gear fishery.
The lawsuit challenges the federal permit given to the fishery in December. Sablefish pot...
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