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Court Closes Large Area of the Pacific to the Longline Fishery to Save Endangered Sea Turtles

A federal judge in Hawai`i ordered thousands of square miles of the Pacific Ocean closed to the Hawai`i-based longline fishery to reduce the longliners' impacts on threatened and endangered sea turtles.
November 22, 1999


Paul Achitoff, (808) 599-2436 (Earthjustice)

Peter Fugazzotto, (415) 488-0370 (STRP)

Vicki Paris, (202) 857-1683 (CMC)

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