BID TO PROTECT SWORDFISH IN NORTH ATLANTIC MAKES WAVES

NEW YORK -- Two environmentalist groups are urging consumers not to eat swordfish, in a national campaign to save what they claim is a rapidly dwindling North Atlantic swordfish population.The Natural Resources Defense Council, based here, and SeaWeb, based in Washington, launched the "Give Swordfish a Break" campaign in late January, calling on restaurants to stop serving swordfish until the seafood

NEW YORK -- Two environmentalist groups are urging consumers not to eat swordfish, in a national campaign to save what they claim is a rapidly dwindling North Atlantic swordfish population.

The Natural Resources Defense Council, based here, and SeaWeb, based in Washington, launched the "Give Swordfish a Break" campaign in late January, calling on restaurants to stop serving swordfish until the seafood industry institutes series of changes in the way the species is fished commercially.

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