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 tomore@ designate critical habitat along 740 miles of shoreline from North Carolina to Mississippi. more@jdnnews  07:28

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