U.S. swordfish fishermen say they can help save leatherback turtles

In California, fishermen and conservationists are putting pressure on fisheries managers to re-open the U.S. swordfish catch, which had been heavily restricted in order to protect endangered species frequently caught in gillnets, says the San Diego Tribune. Those species include dolphins, whales and especially the leatherback turtle — California’s official marine reptile. “With populations down by… » Read More

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