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Federal Judge Rules Government Must Consider Immediate Protections for River Herring and Shad


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Federal Judge Rules Government Must Consider Immediate Protections for River Herring and Shad

WASHINGTON - A federal judge issued a ruling Tuesday that could yield stronger protections for four keystone fish species whose numbers have plummeted to historic lows. The court ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to conduct an in-depth environmental analysis and consider immediately adding river herring and shad to its federal Fisheries Management Plan for the Mid-Atlantic region.

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