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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Successful Sea Turtle Saturday

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On February 25, Turtle Island Restoration Network had attended a popular sea turtle symposium in Galveston, Texas. Presented this year by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and held at…

New Footage from Costa Rica

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Turtle Island Restoration Network supports a hatchery in Naranjo Beach, Costa Rica, and a recent video shows footage of a beautiful Olive ridley seen recently in the area! Playa Naranjo…

Sea Turtle Saturday Approaching

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Morgan Huette, Gulf of Mexico Program Coordinator for Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN), will be speaking at Sea Turtle Saturday on February 25! The event will be at Moody Gardens…