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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” 

July 7, 2017 | Letter

Letter to Secretary Zinke and Secretary Ross

From academic scientists specializing in marine and environmental sciences, in support of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.

July 7, 2017 | Letter

Letter to Secretary Zinke and Secretary Ross

From Peter J. Auster, PhD., Senior Research Scientist, Mystic Aquarium, and Scott D. Kraus, PhD., Vice President, Senior Science Advisor, Cabot Anderson Center for Ocean Life, New England Aquarium. Regarding information focused on the designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument under the Antiquities Act of 1906.

June 30, 2017 | Article

Seismic Blasting Would Deafen Marine Mammals

As companies search for oil and gas deposits buried beneath the ocean floor in the Atlantic, whales and dolphins could suffer permanent hearing damage and even death.

May 4, 2017 | Legal Document

Dusky Shark Complaint

Plaintiff Oceana, Inc. (“Oceana”) on behalf of its adversely affected members hereby challenges the unlawful decision of the National Marine Fisheries Service (“Fisheries Service” or “Defendants”) to adopt and promulgate Amendment 5b to the Highly Migratory Species (“HMS”) Fishery Management Plan because it failed to establish measures necessary to end overfishing and rebuild the dusky shark population to a healthy level as mandated by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (“Magnuson-Stevens Act”).

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