Senate Passes Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, Again
The Senate has once again passed the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, which was vetoed by former President Trump on January 1, 2021 after passing through Congress in 2020.
The legislation looks to ban drift gillnets used in fisheries off the state of California to protect whales, dolphins and sea turtles.
According to a release from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the bill is expected to be signed by President Biden if it passes through the House of Representatives. The bill was reintroduced after the veto in February...
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