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February 2014

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Sea Turtles From Drowning in Shrimp Fishing Nets

By Sea Turtles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Conservation groups notified the National Marine Fisheries Service today of their intent to sue over the agency’s failure to complete a long-overdue analysis of the impacts of shrimp trawling on threatened and endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Southeast Atlantic Ocean. Shrimp trawlers operating in the southeast United States capture and kill over 53,000 threatened and endangered sea turtles each year.

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San Francisco March for Sharks is On!

By Sharks

Support our Allies in Australia to stop the Western Australia shark “catch and kill” program and march from the Ferry Building to the Australian Embassy on 575 Market Street. Culling is an unscientific and indiscriminate method of managing sharks and protecting public safety. Other regions with high risk of human/white shark encounters- including Bay Area waters- have systems of information, alerts and temporary beach closures.

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