3 Pesticides Harm Salmon: NMFS Opinion

Law360, New York (April 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The National Marine Fisheries Service has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to restrict the use of three agricultural pesticides that threaten the survival of more than a dozen threatened or endangered species of Pacific salmon and steelhead on the West Coast.

In addition to killing and impairing the fish in certain concentrations, the pesticides — carbaryl, carbofuran and methomyl — kill the insects that salmon rely on for food, according to a final biological opinion sent to the EPA on Monday.

The EPA has one...
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