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The Latest On: Oceans

August 11, 2017 | In the News: Honolulu Civil Beat

How Wespac Is Twisting Words To Allow More Fishing

David Henkin, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Wespac’s efforts to twist the English language to further its agenda to over-exploit our ocean resources recalls Humpty Dumpty’s abuse of language in ‘Through the Looking Glass’ ... Any definition of ‘cultural fishing’ that includes within its ambit commercial longlining would be in blatant conflict with the court’s ruling ... Any attempt to define ‘non-commercial fishing’ to include the sale of fish is clearly ludicrous.”

July 17, 2017 | Case

Saving the Red Snapper

The Department of Commerce is rolling back years of hard-won progress to rebuild a healthy red snapper population.

July 17, 2017 | Legal Document

Red Snapper Rec Season Challenge

Plaintiffs Ocean Conservancy and Environmental Defense Fund on behalf of their adversely affected members hereby challenge the unlawful decision of the National Marine Fisheries Service (“Fisheries Service” or “Defendants”) to promulgate and issue a Temporary Rule reopening the Gulf of Mexico private angler red snapper season and extending the season from three to 42 days, despite finding that the action will substantially exceed the annual catch limit set for the “private recreational sector” 


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