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The Ocean Ecosystem

The Latest On: The Ocean Ecosystem

October 31, 2006 | Case

Reducing Bluefin Tuna Bycatch In The Gulf Of Mexico

Bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico are near collapse due to a yellowfin tuna fishing operations that inadvertently net massive amounts of bluefin during spawning season. Earthjustice is challenging the government’s refusal to make changes that will protect bluefin from extinction in the Gulf.

July 28, 2005 | Case

Defending Public Beaches in Hawai`i

Earthjustice challenged an attempt by landowners to claim more of Hawaii’s beaches by redefining the line that divides public from private property.

October 5, 2004 | Case

Gaining Federal Protection for the Black-Footed Albatross

Earthjustice petitioned for Endangered Species Act protection for the black-footed albatross, but decided not to take the Fish and Wildlife Service to court when the agency decided that a listing was not warranted.

December 20, 2002 | Case

Protecting Puget Sound’s Orcas

After thousands of years of stability, Puget Sound’s small band of genetically distinct orcas is facing extinction. An Earthjustice victory kept them from fading away, but continued vigilance is needed to ensure federal protections remain in place, to protect the orcas from new harmful actions, and to promote recovery.

October 3, 2002 | Case

Protecting The Pila‘a Coral Reef

An Earthjustice lawsuit led to a massive settlement to redress destruction of coastal streams and a Hawaiian reef at the hands of an irresponsible developer. The settlement imposed stiff financial penalties and funding of native ecosystem restoration to remediate the damage.

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