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Greenpeace v. National Marine Fisheries Serv.

ELR Citation: ELR 20314
Nos. No. C98-492Z, 80 F. Supp. 2d 1137/50 ERC 1237/(W.D. Wash., 01/25/2000)

The court holds that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by failing to prepare a biological opinion (BO) that properly addressed how the North Pacific fishery management plans (FMPs) for the groundfish fisheries in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska affect the endangered Stellar sea lion....

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