Our efforts over the last several years to save the lives of marine mammals and sea turtles through advocating for the enforcement of the long-standing imported seafood provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act gained additional attention from the media from the recent Congressional letter of support for our position.

Teri Shore, Program Director for the Sea Turtle Restoration Project of the Turtle Island Restoration Network, generated the Congressional letter of support in partnership with conservation allies and gathered much of the information reported in Florida’s Sun-Sentinel newspaper. Click here to download and read the entire news article.

More than a dozen Congressional Representatives from key coastal fishing states are urging federal fishery managers to move quickly on new rules to ensure that imported seafood meets the same bycatch standards as U.S. fishermen to protect whales, seals and other marine mammals. Download and read the Congressional support letter.