View Full Version : NOAA Fisheries Service Issues Rule to Improve Sea Turtle Bycatch Monitoring

NOAA Reporter
08-03-2007, 01:56 PM
NOAA Fisheries Service has issued a rule under the Endangered Species Act requiring fishing vessels in designated fisheries to take observers on board to help collect information on bycatch of sea turtles. Collected information from the observers helps better protect sea turtles from being injured or killed in fishing nets.

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