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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Limits on Sea Turtle Deaths in Hawaii’s Longline Fishery
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision issued Wednesday, upheld a federal district court settlement limiting the number of loggerhead and critically endangered leatherback sea turtles that can be caught by Hawaii’s longline swordfish fishery. The settlement responded to a lawsuit brought by Turtle Island Restoration Network, the Center for Biological Diversity and…