Judge rules in favor of conservationists on whale protection | Conservation Law Foundation

Judge rules in favor of conservationists on whale protection

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press

Gillnets are large nets designed to catch many fish at once, and they also present a risk of harming marine mammals such as the North Atlantic right whale. The government moved to reopen some 3,000 square miles of ocean to the gear last year in a measure that earned condemnation from environmentalists, including Conservation Law Foundation, which asked the court to restore the protections.

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