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A California battle over swordfish — and gill nets

A a set gillnet underwater on the sea bed. (Photo: Damsea, via Shutterstock)

Conservationists are pushing a $1 million effort this summer to change the way swordfish are caught off the California coast by phasing out the use of gill nets. They are the mile-long nylon nets used to catch swordfish but that also ensnare other species, causing conservation organizations to seek an end to their use.

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