WMNF Radio, February 19, 2014
Conservation groups tell NMFS they intend to sue to protect sea turtles from shrimp trawlers
Several conservation groups told the National Marine Fisheries Service Wednesday they intend to sue because the federal agency has not done enough to protect sea turtles.
The environmental organizations say that harvesting shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico and along the southeastern U.S. Atlantic Ocean leads to tens of thousands of threatened and endangered sea turtles being captured or killed every year.
WMNF interviewed Jaclyn Lopez, a staff attorney with the St. Petersburg office of one of the groups, the Center for Biological Diversity.
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