Fish & Fisheries

"NOAA Backs Off Turtle Death Data in the Gulf"

"BILOXI -- NOAA Fisheries has data that shows Gulf shrimpers are now using their turtle-protection devices. Partly because of this, the agency has decided not to impose emergency measures on the shrimping industry in order to stop the unusually high number of sea-turtle deaths in the northern Gulf since the BP oil spill in 2010."

Source: Biloxi Sun-Herald, 08/15/2011


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