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Fishing Rule Aims To Protect All Marine Mammals
Up to 90 percent of seafood eaten in the U.S. is imported, most of it shrimp, freshwater fish, tuna, and salmon.

American fisheries, under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), are required to take stock of the marine mammal populations in places where they fish, and find ways to reduce their bycatch. However, until recently, foreign fisheries did not follow the same requirements.

But now, a new rule has taken effect that seeks to protect marine mammals from becoming bycatch. The rule requires foreign fisheries exporting seafood to the U.S. to ensure that they don't hurt or kill marine mammals.



 
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Lock and Dam Changes Aimed at Stopping Invasive Carp - Bighead, silver and other invasive carp have been making their way upstream since escaping into the Mississippi River in the 1970s. These large fish are voracious eaters that compete with native species and pose a threat to rivers and lakes. While no breeding populations have been detected in Minnesota waters, individual fish have been caught in the Mississippi near the Twin Cities, the St. Croix River and the Minnesota River.


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