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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Record Loggerhead Strandings on Texas Coast

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This year, a record number of threatened loggerhead sea turtle strandings have occurred on the Texas coast. Loggerhead sea turtles are one of five species of sea turtle that inhabit…

Bad News for Sea Turtles: Biden Administration Upholds Trump Decision to Allow Sea Turtles to Drown in Shrimp Nets

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For now, more than 1,000 sea turtles each year will continue to drown in a certain type of shrimp net called skimmer trawls, after Biden’s Department of Commerce refused to…

New Scientific Paper: Global Patterns of Illegal Marine Turtle Exploitation Documents Continued Killing of Turtles

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Six of the seven species of sea turtles are considered threatened or endangered under various national and international laws and treaties, including the US Endangered Species Act and the Convention…