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November 8, 2013 | Legal Document

Amendment 15 Complaint

Fishermen sue National Fisheries Service to protect river herring and shad from industrial trawlers.

November 7, 2013 | In the News: Virgin Islands Daily News

Fisheries Ordered to Revise Bluefish Limits

A federal judge ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service to do a better job monitoring catch limits for bluefish, also known as parrotfish. The court found that the agency failed at establishing an acceptable method in preventing excessive harm to bluefish and coral reefs.

“We know that corals face increasing threats from climate change and disease. Keeping a healthy, diverse population of algae-eaters on the reef is crucial to keeping coral reefs healthy," said Earthjustice attorney Andrea Treece.