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November 2004

New Report: Longlines Annually Capture and Kill 4.4 Million Sharks, Billfish, Seabirds, Sea Turtles and Mammals in the Pacific

By Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Sea Turtles, Sharks

Although there have been recent efforts to “mitigate” the devastating impact of industrial pelagic longlines on sea turtles, the problem is not limited to these species. Pelagic longlines are literally wiping out the lions and tigers of the ocean—sharks, billfish and tunas. Industrial longline fishing results in an extensive catch of non-targeted species as “bycatch” creating a global marine biodiversity crisis.

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“Last Journey for the Leatherback?” to Be Screened in Boston This Week

By Sea Turtles

The nonprofit Sea Turtle Restoration Project has released the new documentary, Last Journey for the Leatherback? by the Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Stan Minasian (dir. The Last Days of the Dolphins?, The Free Willy Story: Keiko’s Journey Home). The documentary will be screened during the annual 2004 Earthwatch Institute Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge Massachusetts November 5-6. The documentary will be screened at 10AM and 3PM on November 6.

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