National Marine Fisheries Service seeks to protect parrotfish, reefs in USVI – does not affect Earthjustice Endangered Species Act lawsuit

Andrea Treece, an attorney with San Francisco-based Earthjustice, said she was  pleased with the proposal. But she said it does not affect a lawsuit the  organization filed in January 2012 against the National Marine Fisheries  Service, alleging that federal regulators violated the Endangered Species Act by  allowing the harvesting of parrotfish at high rates. Earthjustice is representing environmental groups such as the Center for Biological Diversity. continue