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August 25, 2020 | In the News: Courthouse News Service

Federal Judge Poised to Deny Approval of GMO Salmon

Brettny Hardy, Attorney, Oceans Program, Earthjustice: “Whatever they do here is going to inform the approval for those other applications and is going to inform what the FDA does for all GE animals going forward. If the analysis they are doing here is inadequate that means it’s never going to be enough. It’s not going to get better.”

June 30, 2020 | Legal Document

Order to Stay: Oceanic Whitetip Shark Lawsuit

In response to a lawsuit brought by Earthjustice on behalf of a local conservation group and a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner, the federal government has taken initial steps to protect a dwindling shark species that has roamed the oceans for millions of years. The parties have reached an agreement to halt further legal action in the case, as long as the government follows through on promised actions to formally recognize the species as “overfished.”

June 10, 2020 | Article

Senseless Removal of Species Protections Threatens Life in the Gulf of Mexico

Sushi is almost as common a choice as any for family dinners, first dates, or even the solo diner. The industry now boasts thousands of restaurants and generates billions in revenue, but our taste for Japan’s hand-rolled sea fare poses a threat you won’t read about on a restaurant menu.

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