fisheries

Leatherback sea turtles (Photo: Pxhere.com)

Commercial fishing interests want to eliminate protections for leatherback sea turtles — despite researchers’ concerns about the future of the species. Here’s how you can help.The Atlantic leatherback nesting season has just begun. And we need you to speak out before adult sea turtles and this season’s hatchlings make their way to the Atlantic’s open waters later this year.Fishing interests […]
Gill nets ensnare, injure, and kill imperiled dolphins and other marine wildlife

 Right now, mile-wide nets — commonly known as gillnets — indiscriminately kill some of our country’s rarest and most beloved marine animals. 1 And this week Environmental Action is launching a new campaign to retire these “monster nets” for good.Gillnets are designed to ensnare swordfish and other prized catches. Far too often they also unintentionally trap imperiled dolphins, sea turtles, […]