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  • La. Senate agrees to let state agents enforce sea turtle law

    June 4, 2015 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House and Senate have both agreed to lift a ban that keeps state wildlife officials from enforcing federal laws that require shrimp nets to include escape hatches for sea turtles. A 36-0 vote Thursday from the Senate moved the proposal - sponsored by Rep. Dorothy... more »
  • House gets bill to let state agents enforce sea turtle law

    April 30, 2015 11:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state House has been sent a bill that would reverse a 1987 law forbidding the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to enforce federal laws requiring shrimp nets to include escape hatches for sea turtles. The House Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment approved the... more »
  • Turtle protection device plans shelved by NOAA

    November 27, 2012 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal officials are scrapping a proposed rule that would have forced shrimpers to install devices on their nets to save endangered sea turtles. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that it is withdrawing plans to require "turtle excluder devices" for small fishing operations that... more »
  • Suit filed over turtle excluder devices

    October 13, 2011 2:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Several wildlife protection groups are suing the federal agency that regulates fishing in U.S. waters, claiming the government isn't doing enough to protect endangered sea turtles from drowning in shrimp nets. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Washington claims the National Marine Fisheries Service violates the Endangered... more »

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