Gillnets Kill

All sea turtles in American waters are classified as endangered species.

All sea turtles living within American waters are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

California legislators have before them AB 2019, a bill that would ban drift gillnet fishing in waters off California. Gillnets, which may be a mile long, snare more than their intended target, and also trap sea turtles, sperm whales, dolphins, sea lions, and other non-targeted fish. Some of those trapped are endangered species and must be saved from further destruction.

California residents, please contact your legislators and urge them to support AB 2019.


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