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Bi-partisan Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act is vetoed

driftnet fishing legislation passes

President Trump vetoed the bi-partisan Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act (S. 906/H.R. 9179), led by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Penn.) that would have ended the use of large mesh drift gillnets in U.S. waters. The mile-long nets drift overnight to catch swordfish, but often entangle, injure and kill more ...

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