Feds Eye Protection for Northern California Trout

A trio of federal wildlife management agencies said Friday that listing the Northern California summer-run steelhead on the Endangered Species Act may be warranted, but said more public input is needed before a final determination is made.

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Tuna Fishermen Say Agencies Rejected Input on New Rules

Representing large net-fishing vessels in the Pacific Ocean, the American Tunaboat Association filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming government fishery regulators left industry experts in the dark about a forthcoming biological opinion that could limit commercial tuna operations.

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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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