En­vi­ron­men­tal­ists sue Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

An en­vi­ron­men­tal group is su­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s ad­min­is­tra­tion for better pro­tec­tion of a threat­ened species of shark. Oceana filed the law­suit Thurs­day against the sec­re­tary of the Depart­ment of Com­merce, the Na­tional Oceanic and At­mo­spheric Ad­min­is­tra­tion and the Na­tional Marine Fish­eries Ser­vice. The law­suit says the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s re­cent moves to pro­tect the dusky shark from by­catch do not go far enough. It says the new rules don’t ad­e­quately es­tab­lish lim­its on the num­ber of dusky sharks that can be ac­ci­den­tally caught or es­tab­lish mea­sures to en­force those lim­its. Dusky sharks are large sharks that are down to about 20 per cent of their 1970s pop­u­la­tion off the East Coast and Gulf of Mex­ico.

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