enator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) announced today he will author legislation to protect California’s marine wildlife by ending the use of deadly drift gillnets off our coast.
Protesters took to the rainy streets of the California State Capitol this afternoon during the on going Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PMFC) meeting in which swordfish management policies are under consideration.
Today (Sunday, March 13) Turtle Island will be hosting a peaceful protest march in front of the Doubletree Hilton in Sacramento (the site of the upcoming Pacific Fisheries Management Council Meeting).
A controversial and widely opposed bill to reverse a court ban on shrimp trawling in Costa Rica was withdrawn and sea turtle advocates are breathing a sigh of relief.
Today, the Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom and Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) penned a thoughtful op-ed in the Sacramento Bee calling on fisheries managers to phase out deadly driftnets.
Yesterday, a group of seven legislators led by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) sent a letter to federal fishery officials asking them to phase out the use of driftnets in California.