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Groups target fed agency over turtles - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 31, 2014

Groups target fed agency over turtles

Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 12:10 am

GALVESTON — Conservation groups are threatening legal action against the National Marine Fisheries Service, accusing the federal agency of failing to protect endangered sea turtles killed by shrimping nets in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Turtle Island Restoration Network, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sea Turtle Conservancy and Oceana have sent the fisheries service a notice of intent to sue in 60 days if the agency does not take steps to implement protective measures for the endangered species.

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