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Waterkeepers Bahamas urges Government not to shorten closed Season for Grouper

Waterkeepers Bahamas today expressed alarm over governments announcement it was considering a plan to shorten the closed season for Nassau grouper, a critically endangered species already threatened by over-fishing and climate change.

The Bahamas is one of the few places in the world where the Nassau grouper still survives, said Waterkeepers Bahamas Executive Director Rashema Ingraham. The species is on the IUCN Red list because it is critically endangered. It has been wiped out by overexploitation in far too many places where it was once plentiful and one of the reasons that it survives in The Bahamas...

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