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National Marine Fisheries Service

The Latest On: National Marine Fisheries Service

May 18, 2016 | Legal Document

Dusky Shark: Settlement Agreement

In a court settlement, the National Marine Fisheries Service agrees to develop and new rule to address dusky shark conservation and management, as required by the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

April 15, 2016 | Blog Post

Ask First, Fish Later

Protecting tiny forage fish is good for the ecosystem and the economy.

October 27, 2015 | Legal Document

Dusky Shark Complaint

Plaintiff Oceana, Inc. on behalf of its adversely affected members hereby challenges the failure by the National Marine Fisheries Service to take timely action to limit the number of dusky sharks killed by fishing activity each year, end overfishing, and rebuild the northwest Atlantic dusky shark population to a sustainable level, as it is required to do under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

October 5, 2015 | Letter

Catch Caps for River Herring and Shad in FY2016-2018

Letter to Regional Administrator John Bullard, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, on behalf of Earthjustice's clients in Flaherty v. Bryson, urging him to reject the New England Council’s recommendation for the river herring and shad (RH/S) catch caps in the proposed 2016-2018 Atlantic herring specifications.

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