gulf of mexico fishery management council

Gulf Council Seeks Emergency Longline Closure to Save Turtles

Gulf Council Seeks Emergency Longline Closure to Save Turtles

TAMPA, Florida, February 4, 2009 (ENS) – Sea turtles in the eastern Gulf of Mexico could soon get more protection if the federal government approves an emergency request from a federal fisheries management agency to temporarily halt the use of fishing gear that injures and kills them. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Thursday…