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December 15, 2000 | Press Release

Sea Lion Compromise Reached

Efforts by Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) to waive the Endangered Species Act (ESA) have failed. The endangered Steller sea lions, while still victims from large-scale, intensive trawl fishing, are no longer victim to a hostile effort from Stevens to suspend federal environmental laws for the sake of industrial fishing special interests.

December 5, 2000 | Press Release

TEMPORARY BAN ON TRAWL FISHING IN ALASKA LIFTED

A federal judge has dissolved an injunction that restricts trawl fishing in the Steller sea lion's critical habitat following the release of a Biological Opinion on December 1, 2000, by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

December 5, 2000 | Press Release

Citizens Challenge State Day-Use Policy in Court

Earthjustice filed a suit charging that the State has failed to adequately prevent harm to its land, wildlife, and citizens due to an illegally adopted policy governing "generally allowed" uses of State land.

August 8, 2000 | Press Release

SEA LION INJUNCTION GOES INTO EFFECT

The ban on trawl fishing in critical habitat for endangered Steller sea lions, ordered last month by a federal court in Seattle, is set to take effect at noon Pacific time August 8th.

July 20, 2000 | Press Release

Court Orders Major Fishery Changes for Steller Sea Lions

A Federal Court ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service must implement immediate and significant changes to the Alaska groundfish fisheries in order to protect endangered Steller sea lions.

March 30, 2000 | Press Release

Groups Sue to Protect Endangered Sea Lions

Greenpeace, American Oceans Campaign, and Sierra Club Alaska asked a federal court to exclude all groundfish trawl fishing from vital Steller sea lion habitat.

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