Oceana “outraged” by allowable increase in Hawaii swordfish longliner’s take of endangered turtles


“This decision is outrageous”, says Ben Enticknap, Pacific Project Manager for Oceana. “On the one hand the federal government acknowledges Pacific leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles are endangered and that more needs to be done to protect them. At the same time they say it is okay for U.S. fishermen to kill more of them.”