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.