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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Petition Seeks California Endangered Species Protections for Leatherback Sea Turtles

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Photo by Pete Winch For Immediate Release January 9, 2020 Contact: Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 780-8862, CKilduff@BiologicalDiversity.org Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 488-8752, TSteiner@SeaTurtles.org Petition…

Trump Administration Sued for Failing to Protect Green Sea Turtle Habitat

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Groups are suing the federal government for failing to protect green sea turtle habitat, which faces threats from sea-level rise, plastic pollution and global warming. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8,…

Court Defeats Trump-Approved Longline Fishing Permit Deadly to Sea Turtles

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The Trump administration violated the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act in failing to consider the best available science on impacts to leatherbacks. For Immediate Release December…