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A sea turtle swims in the Florida Keys. While the species is protected under the Endangered Species Act, it remains at risk of extinction due to harmful fishing practices.
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Update May 6, 2021

President Biden Has a Chance to Prevent the Extinction of Sea Turtles

But the administration must act now.

A green sea turtle rests on a Kona beach.
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case April 14, 2021

Preventing Imperiled Sea Turtles from Drowning in Fishing Nets

Conservation groups filed a lawsuit to prevent sea turtles from drowning when they get caught in shrimp trawl nets in the Gulf of Mexico and southeast Atlantic. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The suit challenges a Trump administration rule on key protective gear called turtle excluder…

Document April 6, 2021

Petition to Require Sea Turtle Excluders

April 6 2021 petition to require sea turtle excluder devices on vessels

Press Release April 6, 2021

Groups Sue to Prevent Imperiled Sea Turtles from Drowning in Fishing Nets

Government must require turtle excluder devices on all shrimp boats