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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sea turtle mouth, sea turtle lifespan, leatherback turtle size, loggerhead, loggerhead sea turtle, loggerheads, green sea turtle, Lawsuit Aims to Protect Pacific Sea Turtles From Fishing Gear Fishery’s Expansion Threatens Endangered Leatherback Habitat Off California SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island Restoration Network sued the National Marine Fisheries Service today for failing to protect Pacific leatherback sea turtles and their critical habitat from sablefish pot gear that can entangle and drown the endangered animals.

Lawsuit Aims to Protect Pacific Sea Turtles From Fishing Gear

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For Immediate Release: December 28, 2023 Contact: Todd Steiner, (415) 488-7652, tsteiner@tirn.net Fishery’s Expansion Threatens Endangered Leatherback Habitat Off California  SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island…

Chemicals in Tire Particles Killing Coho Salmon

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When returning adult coho salmon started dying before spawning in the Seattle area, scientists went into action.  Polluted road run-off was the suspected culprit, but discovering what of the thousands…

Celebrating Summer with SPAWN Volunteers

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By Audrey Fusco We celebrated summer by extending the hours of our nursery volunteer events to 10am - 4pm during the months of June, July, and August 2023. The longer…