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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Make Your Own Sea Turtle Costume!

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Materials 1 or 2 large cardboard box/cartons. I get these from appliance stores or bicycle shops 8 1-2" wide strips of fabric about 1-2 ft. long. I got fabric from…

VICTORY! California Protects Leatherback Sea Turtles as Endangered

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For Immediate Release, October 14, 2021 Contacts: Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 488-7652, TSteiner@SeaTurtles.org Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 780-8862, CKilduff@BiologicalDiversity.org California Protects Leatherback Sea Turtles…

California Agency to Determine if Leatherback Sea Turtles Should be Listed as ‘Endangered’

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The California Fish and Wildlife Commission will decide on October 14 if leatherback sea turtles should be listed under the state’s Endangered Species Act.  The vote is in response to…