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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California Driftnet Buy-Back Program Protects Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles

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For Immediate Release, July 8, 2021 Contact: Todd Steiner, Executive Director, 415-488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  California Driftnet Buy-Back Program Protects Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s budget will allocate $1.3…

Study: Green Sea Turtles in Eastern Pacific Enjoy Higher Trophic Position

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Todd Steiner, founder and executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network, recently co-authored a paper studying the trophic position and niche of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in the eastern Pacific.…

iSeaTurtle App Expands to Track Turtles Over the Entire Texas Coast

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For Immediate Release, May 4, 2021 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles.org, 409-795-8426 Sara Carney, Communications Manager, Texas Sea Grant, scarney@tamu.edu, 979-458-8442 iSeaTurtle App Expands…