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Press Release June 19, 2009

Feds Propose to Roll Back Sea Turtle Protections

Rule would triple the number of imperiled sea turtles allowed caught in Hawai’i swordfish longline fishery

Press Release July 6, 2011

Court Finds the National Marine Fisheries Service Violated the Law and Must Take New Action to Protect Threatened Sea Turtles After Gulf Oil Spill

Ruling requires a new biological opinion and analysis of environmental impacts of bottom longline fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

Press Release April 15, 2009

Groups Sue National Marine Fisheries Service to Protect Sea Turtles

Seek emergency action to correct violation of Endangered Species Act

Press Release April 29, 2009

Emergency Action Taken for Threatened and Endangered Sea Turtles

Six-month closure ordered of Gulf of Mexico fishery

Press Release December 18, 2009

Groups Sue National Marine Fisheries Service to Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Scientific weaknesses in the new biological opinion undermine turtle protection

Press Release October 12, 1998

World Trade Organization Rules Against U.S. Sea Turtle Protection Law

Environmental and scientific communities denounce decision made in Geneva by the World Trade Organization which threatens to overturn a law designed to protect endangered sea turtles.

Press Release March 17, 2004

Conservation Groups Call for UN Action to Save Pacific Leatherback and Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Praise for California longline ban, opposition to reopening Hawai`i fishery

Press Release: Victory March 15, 2012

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Limits on Sea Turtle Deaths in Hawai`i’s Longline Fishery

Too many turtles still in harm’s way

Press Release December 2, 1998

Political Wave Descending on Sea Lions

Political pressure from members of Congress may thwart a plan to prevent the extinction of the world’s largest sea lion.

Press Release June 22, 2004

Suit Filed to Save Sea Turtles from Longliners' Hooks

Conservation groups seek common-sense measures to reduce turtle bycatch

An oil refinery looms over the west side of Port Arthur, TX.
(Eric Kayne for Earthjustice)
feature April 27, 2018

A Disaster In The Making

A new report documents how people have been left in harm’s way, as the Trump administration attempts to block the Chemical Disaster Rule.

Press Release February 24, 1999

Lawsuit Filed to Halt Killing of Endangered Sea Turtles by Longline Fishery in Hawaii

The Center for Marine Conservation and the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit in federal court for the district of Hawai`i to stop the ongoing killing of endangered sea turtles by Hawai`i’s longline fishery.

Press Release April 6, 2021

Groups Sue to Prevent Imperiled Sea Turtles from Drowning in Fishing Nets

Government must require turtle excluder devices on all shrimp boats

Press Release May 22, 2001

Groups Sue Fisheries Service Again to Protect Endangered Sea Turtles in Hawai'i

Environmental groups sued the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Department of Commerce, and Donald L. Evans, Secretary of Commerce, challenging the decision to authorize continued killing of endangered leatherback and green sea turtles by the Hawai`i-based longline fishery.

Press Release March 16, 2006

Hawaiian Swordfish Fishery to Close Over High Sea Turtle Catch

Turtle advocates dismiss “techno-fixes” that don’t protect turtles

Press Release December 16, 2009

Conservation Groups Challenge New Rule Allowing Hawai`i Swordfish Fleet to Triple Its Catch of Sea Turtles

Deadly longline hooks also snag whales, sea birds and sharks

Press Release December 2, 2004

Victory for Endangered Sea Turtles Along Florida Coast

County proposal protects numerous endangered sea turtle species and could serve as a model for future sea wall construction in Florida

Press Release: Victory February 8, 2011

Endangered Sea Turtles Saved From Capture in Hawaii Swordfish Fishery

Settlement means fewer loggerheads will be hooked by deadly longlines