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California Sea Urchin Commission v. Bean

In 2012, the feds terminate Southern California no-otter zone where otters are removed (by non-lethal means) to prevent them from eating shellfish that commercial fishers rely on. Fishers: So now we face criminal and civil liability just for getting near an otter, even though otter populations are healthy and shellfish may well be decimated. Ninth Circuit: The lawsuit otter be tossed; the fishermen lose.


Tags: 2018, Environmental Law, FWS, Ninth Circuit

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