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 regionâ€™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 Gulfâ€™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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