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Initiative to protect ocean life phases out large nets, using deep-set buoy gear

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The National Marine Fisheries Service issued the first fifty commercial fishing permits using deep-set buoy gear this week. Recent state and federal laws began a phase out of large-mesh drift gill-nets that often entangle, injure, and kill whales, sea turtles, dolphins and other marine life. 

For more, Liz Saint-John spoke with Geoff Shester, California Campaign Director and Senior Scientist for Oceana

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