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Enviros sue Trump to block overturn of fishing ban in Northeast Canyons & Seamounts NMon

Environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration on Wednesday, challenging its recent decision to allow commercial fishing in nearly 5,000 square miles of protected waters off Cape Cod.


The Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation and other groups said President Trump’s decision to open the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument — the only such protected waters off the East Coast — violated the Antiquities Act, a 1906 law that President Obama used to create the monument in his last year in office.


https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/06/17/metro/environmental-group-sues-trump-administration-allowing-commercial-fishing-protected-waters/



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