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

Federal Government Agrees to Protect Green Sea Turtle Habitat

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For Immediate Release, August 20, 2020 Contact: Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity, (727) 490-9190, jlopez@biologicaldiversity.org Annalisa Tuel, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (408) 621-8113, ATuel@seaturtles.org Richard Whitecloud, Sea Turtle Oversight…

13 Ways to Make Every Month Plastic-Free

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We're nearing the end of Plastic Free July — a global movement to encourage individuals to reduce plastic waste and stop the habit of using single-use plastics  — but that…

Plastics in the Time of Coronavirus

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In recent months, the amount of plastic waste in our environment is surging. As we adjust to the new certainty of living with COVID-19, we recognize the importance of kindness…