Federal appeals court allows government to block lobstering off Maine

Jeremy Fox, The Boston Globe

Erica Fuller, a senior attorney at Conservation Law Foundation, one of the environmental groups involved in the appeal, said the court’s “decision affirms that science matters.”

“The First Circuit got it right — entanglements often can’t be traced, so where whales, lots of lines, and heavy fishing lines coincide, we need fishing restrictions now,” Fuller said in a statement.

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