Leatherbacks, and all sea turtles, struggle to survive during trans-ocean journeys as they navigate a gauntlet of deadly industrial fisheries that threaten to capture and entangle them. For decades, longline and gillnet fisheries have delivered seafood to the diner tables of billions of people, but most consumers have no idea that millions of innocent sea turtles, marine mammals, and seabirds are also killed in the process.
Download and share these informative fact sheets which can be used be used for school presentations, teacher workshops, and ocean conservation campaigns.
Click here for our fact sheet on the impacts of longlining.
Click here for a drawing depicting the impacts of longlining.
Click here for our fact sheet on the impacts of gillnetting.
Click here for a drawing depicting the impacts of gillnetting.