Oceana Files Suit For Sea Turtle Protection

Law360, New York (November 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A nonprofit ocean conservation group has filed suit against the U.S. government, accusing officials of not doing enough to ensure that the loggerhead sea turtle, which is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, is protected from scallop fishing.

Oceana Inc. filed the suit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Marine Fisheries Service on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

According to the suit, a biological opinion issued by the agencies earlier this year violated the...
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