Deep-Sea Corals Win Protection in Gulf of Mexico – SeafoodNews

Deep-Sea Corals Win Protection in Gulf of Mexico

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Pew Charitable Trusts] By Holly Binns – June 21, 2018

Restrictions may help prevent destruction from damaging fishing gear

Gulf of Mexico deep-sea corals won protections on Thursday in a first-of-its-kind plan to safeguard some of the region’s coral hot spots and restrict damaging fishing gear in most of those areas.

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, which governs fishing in the Gulf’s federal waters, unanimously approved the measure at its meeting in Key West, Fla.

These safeguards mark a major milestone in protecting…

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