Longline Fisheries To Kill More Leatherbacks ?

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The longline fishers are at it again.

In 2010, Turtle Island convinced the feds to close down 250,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean to industrial fishing because longliners were killing endangered Pacific leatherbacks.

Now these very same longliners are advancing a proposal to set their deadly hooks in these waters again, under the guise of an experimental fishing permit.

Please help us shut down this dangerous proposal by making a tax-deductible contribution to Turtle Island today so we can fight for the sea turtles.

Leatherbacks in the Pacific are on an extinction trajectory, and longliners hook and drown these gentle giants. The Eastern Pacific population has been particularly hard hit, with a 97 percent decline in three generations.

The worst thing we can do right now is to undermine protected areas by allowing deadly longliners back into these waters.

Even a single mortality of a leatherback will accelerate the decline of these animals.

Please make your contribution today. Be with us in the fight to prevent the extinction of the leatherbacks.


Peter Fugazzotto, Strategic Programs Director
Turtle Island Restoration Network

PS – Saturday is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Day. Show your love for leatherbacks so we can protect leatherbacks from the nesting beaches to the high seas. Click here to donate to protect the leatherbacks.




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