Advocacy is a show of public support for a policy or cause. In our case, it’s actually a combination of many various displays of support for ocean-friendly policies. We never know what will tip the scales in favor or against our causes, which is why it’s important for everyone who’s invested to make their voices heard in every way they can.
Today, SB 1017, a bill that would transition California away from the use of large-scale driftnets successfully cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill will potentially be up for a full Senate floor vote next week.
Sens. Feinstein, Harris and Capito Introduce Federal Legislation to Ban “Driftnets” in Commercial Fishing Industry
Bipartisan legislation proposed on the heels of undercover investigation of controversial fishing practice
(California, April 26) – Just two weeks after a coalition of animal protection and ocean conservation organizations released undercover video footage documenting the cruelty of the California driftnet fishery for swordfish, U.S. senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced legislation to phase out this fishery by 2020.
Breaking undercover investigations conducted by marine conservation and animal protection groups expose the sickening truth behind the California commercial driftnet fishing industry.
Turtle Island Restoration Network, a leading ocean and marine conservation organization, is in support of a new bill authored by Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) designed to protect California’s marine wildlife…
On January 29, 2018, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) designated the oceanic whitetip shark as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Sea turtle conservationists are calling the Trump Administration’s recently announced proposal to open federal waters to oil and gas drilling a severe blow to decades-long efforts to protect populations of endangered and threatened sea turtles.