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Swordfish fishery shut down for rest of year

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2000

    “We scored a victory for loggerhead sea turtles,” said Todd Steiner, executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network, after the National Marine Fisheries Services, following a court order, closed the Hawaii shallow-set longline fishery to protect the turtles. Above, researchers prepare a 250-pound loggerhead turtle for release to the ocean.

Hawaii’s commercial swordfish fleet has been shut down for the rest of the year following a court order aimed at protecting endangered loggerhead sea turtles. Read more

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