Posts Tagged: bycatch

Stellar sea lions, © David B. Ledig/USFWS

Pushing for Safer Seafood »

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!

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Keeping Wildlife and Fisheries Afloat: The conflict over drift gillnets along California’s coast »

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.