Shrimp nets are the Number One killer of sea turtles, including Endangered Kemp’s ridleys.

Industrial shrimp fishing drags funnel-shape trawl nets along the bottom of the ocean, scooping up everything in their path. The shrimp fishery is the world’s most wasteful fishery, capturing and discarding four to ten pounds of marine life for every pound of shrimp harvested.

It’s also the number one cause of U.S. sea turtle and endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle deaths.

Join us in asking for new shrimping regulations that protect sea turtles and minimize the collateral damage to a myriad of marine life.

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