Council Backs Off Threat Against NMFS Administrator

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At its March meeting, the council threatened to complain to NOAA brass that Mike Tosatto, director of NMFS’ Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO), might not be the best man for the job if his office did not complete by the council’s June meeting consultations for U.S. fisheries in the Pacific that interact with oceanic whitetip sharks. The species was federally listed as threatened last year.

Earthjustice, on behalf of the Conservation Council for Hawai‘i and Kona resident Mike Nakachi, had earlier this year sent to Tosatto’s office a notice of intent to sue . . .

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