Fla. Reefs Fail As Feds Delay Fishing Regs, Suit Says

Law360 (December 18, 2020, 7:06 PM EST) -- The National Parks Conservation Association accused the federal government of refusing to implement plans to protect struggling coral reefs off the coast of Florida in Biscayne National Park, arguing commitments to reduce fishing were being ignored.

The conservation group said in a Thursday lawsuit that despite commitments made by the government to reduce fishing and add protections to the park several years ago, the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. National Park Service hasn't taken action in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act and other laws.

"Because of the Park Service's failure to act, overfishing has led to the severe...

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