Sea turtles put under new protections

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced Tuesday they are updating the status of green sea turtles.

Green sea turtles will be divided into 11 distinct populations, the agencies said.

Turtles in three of those regions will be listed as endangered species, while those in the other eight regions will be listed as threatened species.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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