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October 24, 2012 – Citizens And Conservation Groups File Suit to Protect Hawaii's Reef Ecosystems

October 17, 2012 – False Killer Whales to Receive Protection From Death in Hawaiian Longlines

September 6, 2012 – Lawsuit Launched to Save Whales, Sea Turtles From California's Deadly Fishing Nets

May 8, 2012 – Settlement Will Help Prevent Sea Turtles From Drowning in Fishing Nets

May 31, 2011 Lawsuit Launched to Protect Sea Turtles From Drowning in Shrimp Trawls

February 7, 2011 – Endangered Sea Turtles Saved From Capture in Hawaii Swordfish Fishery

February 4, 2011 – Lawsuit Launched to Protect Pacific Waters for Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles Threatened by Fishing Gear, Climate Change

April 30, 2010 – Federal Government Takes First Step Toward Banning Imported Swordfish to Protect Marine Mammals

December 16, 2009 Suit Filed to Stop Hawaii Longline Fishery From Tripling Sea Turtle Kill

April 29, 2009 – Emergency Action Taken for Threatened and Endangered Sea Turtles: Six-month Closure Ordered for Gulf of Mexico Fishery

April 15, 2009 – Groups Sue National Marine Fisheries Service to Protect Sea Turtles

March 4, 2008 – Ban Sought on Imported Swordfish: Foreign Swordfish Fleets Kill More Marine Mammals Than U.S. Law Permits

January 11, 2008 – Black Abalone Proposed as Endangered Species: Threatened by Overharvesting, Disease, and Global Warming

December 28, 2007 – Ocean Waters off California and Oregon on Track for Protection; Federal Fisheries Service to Study Critical Habitat Designation for Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtle

November 16, 2007 – Loggerhead Sea Turtles May Gain Endangered Status: Extinction Not Far Off for Turtles Threatened by Longline Fisheries and Global Warming

November 15, 2007 – Conservation Groups Petition for Added Loggerhead Sea Turtle Protection: Commercial Fishing and Climate Could Drive Prehistoric Species Extinct

October 9, 2007 – Imperiled Bird Advances Toward Endangered Species Act Protection: Black-Footed Albatross Threatened by Longline Fishing

July 12, 2007 – Endangered Status Sought for Imperiled Sea Turtles

June 11, 2007 – Endangered Sea Turtles Receive Vital Protection From Drift Gillnets

December 21, 2006 – Atlantic White Marlin Swims Toward Endangered Species Listing

December 21, 2006 – Protection Sought for Endangered Abalone

October 24, 2005 – Judge Approves Settlement To Protect Atlantic White Marlin From Longline Fishing

January 14, 2004 – Lawsuit Filed to Protect Atlantic White Marlin From Longline Fishing; Popular Sport Fish Threatened With Extinction Due to Agency Mismanagement

August 22, 2003 – Federal Appeals Court Rules California-based Longline Fishery Violates Endangered Species Act: Ruling Will Likely Result in Restrictions on Swordfish Fishery to Protect Endangered Sea Turtles

November 14, 2002 Federal Fisheries Service Denies Petition to Protect Imperiled Rockfish

August 14, 2002 – Bush Administration Fails to Uphold Marine Mammal Protection Law, Groups Say: Conservation Groups Sue to Stop the Unnecessary Killing of Marine Mammals in Fishing

August 2, 2001 – Bush Administration Delays Rules to Protect Endangered Sea Turtles and Whales: Environmentalists File Notice Against Fisheries Service Over California Drift-gillnet Fishery

May 2, 2001 – Case Filed to Protect Sea Turtles and Marine Mammals Off California From Longline Fishing

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