Enviros Fail To Change Turtle Guidelines For Shrimpers

Law360, New York (July 20, 2010, 5:18 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has tossed the latest in a string of lawsuits accusing the U.S. Department of State of failing to properly consider whether foreign fleets harmed sea turtles in the process of capturing shrimp later sold in the United States.

The Turtle Island Restoration Network, a group of California-based sea turtle advocates, and the Mayport Village Civic Association, a group of Florida-based family shrimpers, had alleged that the State Department violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act by certifying shrimp imports...
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