New regulations could help protect sea lions, whales, dolphins and other marine mammals from tragic deaths in fishermen’s nets. Get the details and voice your support for this new rule!
Posts Tagged: bycatch
Abandoned fishing gear on the ocean floor is a serious threat to whales, sea turtles and all marine wildlife.
California is taking small steps to implement sustainable fishing practices, but more still needs to be done to fully protect and reduce bycatch of marine wildlife.
Drift gillnets are known to snag an abundance of marine wildlife such as whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and seals, in addition to the intended fish catch. Once entangled in the nets, these animals cannot surface for air and often drown as a result. The number of deaths caused by drift gillnets is exacerbated by the long lengths of time the nets are left in the water as well as injuries these animals sustain during entanglement.
It’s Shark Week! Learn about dangers to sharks and strides that have been made to protect them.