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. 

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Updates

Protections Expanded for Texas Gulf Corals and Manta Rays 

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For Immediate Release, January 19, 2021 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741  Anna Farrell-Sherman, Environment Texas Research and Policy Center, afarrell-sherman@environmenttexas.org, 206-963-5083    Protections Expanded for Texas Gulf…

Feds to Be Sued for Weakening Sea Turtle Protections

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For Immediate Release, January 11, 2021 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (512) 417-7741, joanie@seaturtles.org Jake Bleich, Defenders of Wildlife, (510) 882-1592, jbleich@defenders.org Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity,…

Texans Need Ample Time to Study Coastal Barrier Plan

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This column was published in the Galveston Daily News on Nov 20, 2020 in response to the commentary by Armin Cantini (“Coastal study of storm-surge system deserves support,” The Daily…