Environmentalists Win Court Battle Over Endangered Sea Turtles

Federal agencies must rethink permitting a swordfish-catching operation to increase the use of a fishing method that can kill endangered sea turtles and seabirds, according to a decision by a federal appeals court on Tuesday.

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Groups Fight Uphill Battle to Protect Sea Lions’ Food in Alaska

Environmentalists took their fight against the feds’ authorization of more commercial fishing in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to the Ninth Circuit on Thursday, reiterating their argument that more fishing means less fish for the endangered Stellar sea lion.

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Orcas Threatened by Maritime Shipping Plan, Tribes Say

The U.S. Coast Guard’s failure to consult federal fisheries managers on a shipping-traffic plan that includes a significant increase in oil tankers violates the Endangered Species Act and threatens southern resident killer whales, according to a suit filed by two native tribes this week.

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