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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 08:41 AM

Trump administration reopens dangerous 'longline' fishing off California

Source: raw story





Published 1 min ago July 16, 2019



The Pacific leatherback sea turtle, at up to 2,200 pounds the largest turtle on earth, could disappear from our oceans, yet Trump regulators have OK’d a type of fishing that could wipe out the massive animals.

Pacific leatherback sea turtles are one of eight turtle species the Fisheries Service has identified as most at risk of extinction. The number of West Pacific leatherback sea turtles declined about 6% a year from the 1980s through 2011.


An estimated 562 nesting female adults survive now. In 2040, that number is projected to drop to 260 adult females in 2040, so few that leatherbacks likely could not make a comeback.


Despite this, in April the National Marine Fisheries Service issued a two-year permit to allow two boats to fish for swordfish 50 to 200 miles off the coast of California and Oregon using fishing lines with hundreds of baited hooks. The lines, up to 62 miles long, also catch turtles, seals and birds. David Haworth, captain of the Pacific Horizon, and John Gibbs, captain of Southern Horizon, are named in the permit.

“Sea turtles could go extinct if deadly longline fisheries are expanded,” said Todd Steiner, executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network............................................

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/trump-administration-reopens-dangerous-longline-fishing-off-california/



Just last week #racistTrump callled a press conference to give a long list of his so-called environmental good things he has done-to be used in his campaign (like everything)


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Reply Trump administration reopens dangerous 'longline' fishing off California (Original post)
riversedge Jul 16 OP
sinkingfeeling Jul 16 #1
TreasonousBastard Jul 16 #2
ROB-ROX Jul 16 #3
Bayard Jul 16 #4
Submariner Jul 16 #5
rwsanders Jul 16 #6
dalton99a Jul 16 #7
rwsanders Jul 16 #8
Guilded Lilly Jul 16 #9
Everyman Jackal Jul 16 #10

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 08:48 AM

1. They are destroying the entire country and the natural world.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 08:53 AM

2. Hope they're at least doing a couple of things...

Insisting on US equipment (even though they will be in international waters) such as circle hooks, to reduce bycatch.

Monitoring bycatch and underweight catch to see if it's working.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 09:49 AM

3. THIS IS PURE SHIT HEAD CRAZY

The yellow coward turd, old bone spurs, is doing SATAN'S job of killing the USA. Anyone who agrees with this yellow turd is a zombie drone TURD....It is time to use a HOOK on this swamp turd and get him out of D.C.........

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 11:11 AM

4. So.....

To catch a few swordfish---that can be procured elsewhere--he's going to wipe out an entire endangered species.

I truly hate this horror of a "human being".

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 11:24 AM

5. I so wish a satellite would fall out of the sky and crush him

New York City DU'ers: You all have a special duty when Trump is out of office and returns to his Trump fucking Tower.

You need to harass The Donald and his whole f*cking family ANYTIME he exits that tower and tries to go out for dinner, or coffee, or anything, forever. Drive them back indoors where they belong so they do not and soil the streets of NYC.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:51 PM

6. Simple fix: CA, OR, WA should close ports to longline vessels and not allow them to

land their catch

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:55 PM

7. If it's something stupid or evil, he'll do it

He won't pass up the chance

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:59 PM

8. Second thought: This is why I have ZERO sympathy for fishermen and farmers who whine

about costs of regulations. The fishing industry in this case had a chance to continue to do what was right, but paid off someone in the Trump admin to get this regulation killed. SO down the way when sensible regulations return (a person I know who was employed by the EPA estimates about 50 years to get back to where we were pre-Trump) these same companies will be whining like babies about the "cost of the new regulations, its killing jobs, we'll go broke, your fish will cost more... yada, yada yada" ad nauseum.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:01 PM

9. Is there ANYTHING this Cretin isn't obsessed about fucking up? n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 04:00 PM

10. Look on the bright side.

 

If Trump gets elected in 2020 and the Democrats lose the House buy 2024 the Earth will be in such a sorry state that humans could face extinction by 2100 and then the Earth can put itself back together with new species and it will take millions of years before she is bothered by another sentient being.

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