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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More Than 10,000 Sea Turtles Recorded During Largest Cold Stunning Event in U.S. History

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Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org  More Than 10,000 Sea Turtles Recorded During Largest Cold Stunning Event in U.S. History GALVESTON, Texas — Right now Texas is experiencing the…

Cold Stunning Season Continues for Texas Turtles

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For Immediate Release, January 28, 2021 Contact:  Joanie Steinhaus, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741 Cold Stunning Season Continues for Texas Turtles GALVESTON — As weather and water temperature continues to drop, many coastal…

Feds to Be Sued for Weakening Sea Turtle Protections

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For Immediate Release, January 11, 2021 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (512) 417-7741, joanie@seaturtles.org Jake Bleich, Defenders of Wildlife, (510) 882-1592, jbleich@defenders.org Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity,…