Stop Loggerhead Drownings from the Gulf Bottom Longline Fishery
Stop the Drowning of Loggerhead Sea Turtles in the Gulf of Mexico
THANK YOU TO 2,300 SEA TURTLE FANS WHO SIGNED THE PETITION TO PROTECT LOGGERHEADS FROM FLORIDA LONGLINE FISHING HOOKS!
We are waiting a final decision to stop this fishery from operating while harming loggerheads. The new proposal to list loggerheads as endangered will require more protections in this and other deadly fisheries.
TAKE ACTION TO GAIN ENDANGERED STATUS FOR LOGGERHEADS. Sign the new peitition.
And if endangered status doesn't finally stop the death toll, then our lawsuit will. Sign up for email news and updates on our home page www.seaturtles.org
Our collective Action closed the deadly Bottom Longline Fishery last year, but now the US Fisheries Service is proposing to re-open it. The horrible drowning deaths of loggerhead sea turtles on longline hooks in the Gulf of Mexico could being again, even as their nesting populations continue a major decline.
NOAA Proposes MORE Loggerhead Deaths
They will accept 1,152 loggerhead incidental takes and 631 dead loggerheads over the next three years, but we will not! Florida loggerhead nesting populations have declined more than 40 percent over the past decade, and 2009 was the fourth lowest nesting year on record, even with the emergency closure of the bottom longline fishery
photo (c) Doug Perrine / seapics.com
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