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Bill would ban drift gillnets in California – “This is really a moral imperative,” Geoff Shester, Oceana

SACRAMENTO — Some Assembly Democrats on Thursday took steps toward ending California’s drift gillnet fishery, introducing a bill that would effectively ban the controversial gear for boats operating along the West Coast.This week, Oceana announced a $3 million grant from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to protect ocean habitat and key species, including sharks.  Read [email protected]  12:24