National Marine Fisheries Service proposal targets near-shore habitats

The proposal notes certain possible threats to the sea turtles — including offshore structures, lights on land and water, oil spills and response, alternative offshore energy development, fishing gear, and dredging — that could require “special management consideration.” The NMFS proposal follows the companion U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans [email protected] designate critical habitat along 740 miles of shoreline from North Carolina to Mississippi. [email protected]  07:28