Environmental Group Goes to Court to Force Ban on Shrimp Imports

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Sunday, March 1, 1992
Pg. 98
On February 24, 1992 the Earth Island Institute brought a complaint under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 against the Department of Commerce and State because of their alleged violations of law for not banning shrimp imports from foreign countries whose commercial technology may injure endangered sea turtle species. Among other things, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants violated their obligations to certify that all shrimp-harvesting countries have regulatory programs and incidental taking rates of endangered sea turtles comparable to those in the United States…[more]