ORCA and Center for Biological Diversity to Sue NMFS

By Janet Thomas|August 8, 2018|News, Orca Relief, SRKWs|

On behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Orca Relief Citizens’ Alliance, we are
writing to notify you that the Secretary and the National Marine Fisheries Service (collectively,
“the Service”) are violating the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 500 et seq., for their
failure to respond to our petition to designate a Southern Resident killer whale protection zone.

Time is of the essence is protecting the endangered Southern Resident killer whales. With only
75 Southern Residents left, this population has dropped to a 34-year low. Urgent and robust
actions are needed to conserve these killer whales, and the Service’s failure to act on our petition
means that important protections that could benefit these endangered killer whales are being
withheld.

Read the full notice: NOI SRKW WPZ 2018

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