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Scientists urge Louisiana to protect netted sea turtles | MiamiHerald

Dozens of scientists asked Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday to scrap a 1987 law that bars state marine agents from enforcing federal rules requiring shrimpers to have special devices on their trawl nets that allow ensnared sea turtles to swim to safety. More than 60 scientists - most from Gulf Coast states but many from universities across the nation - sent a letter to Jindal urging him "to revisit and revise" Louisiana's laws and "align with modern fishing and environmental practices."

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