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

Injured Kemp’s Ridley Rescued from Fishing Line

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A critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle was found hooked and entangled in a mixture of fishing line, leaders and seaweed. In early October, Turtle Island Restoration Network coordinated the rescue…

PHOTOS: The Art of Saving Sea Turtles 2019

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More than 150 people joined Turtle Island Restoration Network at "The Art of Saving Sea Turtles" evening benefit on Sept. 29 at The Bryan Museum in Galveston, Texas. In its…

The Service of Sargassum: What Happens When Seaweed is Removed From Beaches

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Loggerhead hatchlings in a floating island of seaweed, or sargassum. | Photo by Karen Parker If you live in the Gulf or visited our beaches over the past decade, you…