The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering a proposal to create an artificial reef in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. The reef would be created by discarding…
This December, world leaders are gathering in Paris to complete a new global climate agreement. Use the #EarthToParis to urge protections for marine species.
Today Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solís was awarded the ‘Shark Enemy’ award by the conservation organization Sharkproject International. President Solís was nominated by the Sharkproject team and picked by a team of international jurors for this dishonor based on his anti-conservation policy record that seeks to roll back marine conservation efforts, most notably protection for endangered and threatened shark species. Earlier this year his administration stated it’s intent to ramp up efforts to export shark fins, even with the recent news that demand for fins abroad was plummeting.
In mid-November, tragedy struck Cape Cod in the Northeastern United States. A juvenile leatherback sea turtle washed up dead on Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable. The causes of death for…
Protesters took to the streets this afternoon during the on going Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PMFC) meeting in which swordfish management policies are under consideration.
The California driftnet fishery for swordfish captures, harms and kills sperm whales, sea turtles, sharks, whales, dolphins and sea lions as bycatch. Only one in six animals caught by the fishery are swordfish. The fishery consists of just 20 boats, and is among the worst 20 percent of all fisheries globally.
Join us to let the Pacific Fisheries Management Council know it is time get driftnets -the invisible curtains of death- out of our California waters and stop drowning thousands of whales, dolphins, sea turtles and sharks.