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March 17, 2017 | In the News: Honolulu Civil Beat

In Search of Hawaii’s Mysterious False Killer Whales

David Henkin, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “Historically, a major obstacle to securing adequate protection for Hawaii’s false killer whales has been the lack of basic scientific information; how many animals are out there, where are they, how many distinct populations.”

March 10, 2017 | Blog Post

Judges Agree: They Otter Be Free

Fishing industry groups wanted to revive a harmful program that excluded otters from parts of their coastal habitat—but Earthjustice fought back.

March 7, 2017 | Press Release

Judge Upholds Decision to End “No Otter Zone”

Second ruling to uphold U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s decision to end failed program that excluded sea otters from their historic range along the southern California coast

March 7, 2017 | Legal Document

California Sea Urchin Commission v. Michael Bean Order regarding Cross Motions for Summary Judgement

Plaintiffs are four trade groups representing fishermen who fish near San Nicolas Island. They ask the Court to hold unlawful and set aside action of the Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) which, among other things, eliminated a regulation immunizing fishermen who accidentally harm California sea otters in this area. Intervenor- Defendants are seven non-profit organizations that share an affinity for marine mustelids. On November 11, 2016, Plaintiffs filed a motion for summary judgment. On December 16, 2016, the FWS and Intervenor-Defendants filed cross-motions.

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