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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Updates

COVID-19 Delays Sea Turtle Nest Patrols on Upper Texas Coast

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For Immediate Release, March 27, 2020 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, 512-417-7741, joanie@seaturtles.org  COVID-19 Delays Sea Turtle Nest Patrols on Upper Texas Coast GALVESTON, Texas — To ensure the safety of volunteers…

Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Groups Offer Emergency Funding to Protect Nesting Sea Turtles

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For Immediate Release March 25, 2020 Press Contacts Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org Brad Nahill, SEE Turtles, brad@seeturtles.org  Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Groups Offer Emergency Funding to Protect Nesting Sea…

Newest ‘Turtles About Town’ Statues Celebrate Galveston’s Commitment to Sea Turtle Protection and Local Art

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Turtle Island Restoration Network and Clay Cup Studios install "Tranquilo Baby," the latest addition to Turtles About Town, sponsored by Rudy & Paco’s and Vargas Cut & Catch by Paco…