PANEL RULES AGAINST U.S. ON SHRIMP NET

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A World Trade Organization panel ruling that could increase supplies of shrimp at the expense of sea turtles drew condemnation from environmental groups, but the decision's effect at the seafood counter is uncertain.A WTO dispute resolution panel held the United States violated trade rules by prohibiting the importation of shrimp from countries that do not require their fishing

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A World Trade Organization panel ruling that could increase supplies of shrimp at the expense of sea turtles drew condemnation from environmental groups, but the decision's effect at the seafood counter is uncertain.

A WTO dispute resolution panel held the United States violated trade rules by prohibiting the importation of shrimp from countries that do not require their fishing fleets to use devices to prevent sea turtles from being entrapped in shrimping nets.

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