Lawsuit: Overfishing leaves salmon, whales hungry
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.
The conservation group Oceana contends that the NOAA Fisheries Service violated provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens fisheries management act by failing to account for the needs of the ecosystem when setting the harvest limits for sardines, anchovies, mackerel and squid.
Much of the harvest goes for bait and feed used on fish farms.
Oceana is asking the court to throw out the current harvest plan and order a new one based on more detailed scientific information.
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