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

First Cold Stunning for Sea Turtles on the Texas Coast

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For Immediate Release: January 25, 2022 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org, (512) 417-7741 Texas experienced a mild December but in January the temperatures have begun to drop and…

Commissioners Court Urged to Act Swiftly with Community Support

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The Ike Dike and Galveston Bay Park Plan were addressed in a letter sent to the Harris County Commissioners Court, with numerous groups sharing concerns. In the letter, signed by…

Plastic Violations in Texas Top $2.25 Million

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The violations and mitigation payments charged to Formosa Plastics has climbed over $2.25 million for the plastic company, for continuously discharging plastics. A portion of Formosa’s treated wastewater is sampled…