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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.

May 29, 2020 | In the News: National Geographic

Fishery Managers Seek To Open Pacific Monuments To Fishing

David Henkin, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “So far, we’re not expecting that much is going to come of this request. But if it does, we’re prepared to go to court. President Trump is without executive authority to open up monuments to fishing, and can’t dismantle them in a piecemeal fashion.”

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