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November 29, 2017 | Legal Document

North Atlantic Right Whales: Notice of Violations and Intent to File Suit under the Endangered Species Act

The Conservation Law Foundation (“CLF”) and co-counsel Earthjustice hereby give notice pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 1540(g) of our intent to sue the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Secretary of Commerce, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (collectively “NOAA Fisheries” or the “Agency”) for violations of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 1531 et seq., specified below. The alleged violations concern the effects of the American lobster fishery on the endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) (“right whale”). We intend to file suit in United States District Court seeking appropriate declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and other relief no earlier than sixty days from the postmark date of this notice letter.

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.

June 8, 2017 | Legal Document

Letter to NMFS on Bomb Testing off Kaua'i

Earthjustice lettter to the National Marine Fisheries Service objecting to proposed regulations that would allow the U.S. Air Force to injure marine mammals while testing long-range missiles and bombs off the island of Kaua‘i.

May 18, 2016 | Legal Document

Dusky Shark: Settlement Agreement

In a court settlement, the National Marine Fisheries Service agrees to develop and new rule to address dusky shark conservation and management, as required by the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

April 15, 2016 | Article

Ask First, Fish Later

Protecting tiny forage fish is good for the ecosystem and the economy.

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