The California driftnet fishery for swordfish captures, harms and kills sperm whales, sea turtles, sharks, whales, dolphins and sea lions as bycatch. Only one in six animals caught by the fishery are swordfish. The fishery consists of just 20 boats, and is among the worst 20 percent of all fisheries globally.
Join us to let the Pacific Fisheries Management Council know it is time get driftnets -the invisible curtains of death- out of our California waters and stop drowning thousands of whales, dolphins, sea turtles and sharks.
A Conservation Seed Planted in the Western Pacific: Reflecting on our Pilot Program in Papua New GuineaNovember 5, 2015File Under: Sea Turtles
A decade ago, Turtle Island planted the seeds for building the sea turtle conservation movement in the Western Pacific region. And now ten years later, we can reflect on the progress made.
October 27, 2015File Under: Sea Turtles
In 2013, Costa Rica took a huge step forward to address the environmental problem of shrimp trawling. Now, a mere two years later, the government is backtracking on this reform.