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

Groups Sue to Prevent Imperiled Sea Turtles From Drowning in Fishing Nets

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For Immediate Release, April 6, 2021 Contacts: Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@tirn.net, (415) 488-7652 Chris Eaton, Earthjustice, ceaton@earthjustice.org, (206) 508-7471 Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity, jlopez@biologicaldiversity.org, (727) 490-9190…

Turtles About Town to Install 50th Kemp’s Ridley Statue on Galveston Island

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For Immediate Release, March 29, 2021 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741 Turtles About Town to Install 50th Kemp’s Ridley Statue on Galveston Island GALVESTON, Texas — Galveston…

Congress Urged to Overturn Trump Administration Rule That Prioritizes Oil and Gas Over Protecting Gulf of Mexico Corals

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For Immediate Release, March 18, 2021 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741  Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity, jlopez@biologicaldiversity.org, 727-490-9190 Kerry Skiff, Defenders of Wildlife, kskiff@defenders.org, 202-772-0253…