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

New Rule Makes Public Input Process More Inclusive for Texas Permits

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On August 25, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality finalized the adoption of Alternative Language Notice in the public input process for air, water, and waste permits.  The new rule…

Victory! Galveston Bans Balloon Releases to Protect Wildlife

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Contact: Kimber DeSalvo Anderson, Gulf Program Coordinator, kanderson@seaturtles.org, (409) 795-8426  Victory! Galveston Bans Balloon Releases to Protect Wildlife GALVESTON, Texas — Galveston City Council unanimously passed an ordinance last night…

Gulf of Mexico Has Larger-Than-Average Dead Zone

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Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org Gulf of Mexico Has Larger-Than-Average Dead Zone The Gulf of Mexico is measured each year for a “dead zone,” an area of low…