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sea otter translocation program

California Sea Urchin Comm'n v. Bean

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit upheld FWS' decision to end its 1987 sea otter translocation program. FWS created an experimental reserve population of southern sea otters some distance from the main population, but in 2012, FWS deemed the program a...

California Sea Urchin Commission v. Bean

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by commercial fishermen challenging FWS' decision to terminate the southern sea otter translocation program off the coast of California. Due to the...