Turtle Island is working to educate fishers on the Upper Texas Coast so that sea turtles can be protected and rehabilitated.

Sea turtles are often hooked by recreational fishermen, and the problem is made worse because the fishers, out of fear, decide against contacting wildlife authorities.

We’ve produced materials that are distributed in bait shops, and have signs up on three piers on the Upper Texas Coast. In addition, we have implemented a monofilament collection program on piers on the Upper Texas Coast. Volunteers maintain and collect the material.

Help us continue our outreach to protect sea turtles on our piers in the Upper Texas Coast. 



Environmental Protection Agency Requested to Intervene on Sea Port Oil Terminal

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15 different local and regional groups and tribal nations sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing their concern by deepwater port terminals proposed throughout the Gulf of…

Every individual has an impact, so make it a good one!

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By Caroline Kornegay During my time interning with Turtle Island Restoration Network, I learned an incredible amount on the impact each individual has on the environment. The choices we make…

Record Loggerhead Strandings on Texas Coast

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This year, a record number of threatened loggerhead sea turtle strandings have occurred on the Texas coast. Loggerhead sea turtles are one of five species of sea turtle that inhabit…