Western Pelagic Longline Fishery Interactions Pose No Risk of Extinction to ESA-listed Species
Four years and final conclusions: Pelagic longline fisheries won't threaten Endangered Species Act species listed as bycatch.
That's according to two recent draft biological opinions, or BiOps, for Hawai‘i deep-set longline and American Samoa longline fisheries, and scientists from the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee who reviewed them.
Additionally, the BiOps recommend two...
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