31 May '11, 5pm

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Sea Turtles From Drowning in Shrimp Trawls

For Immediate Release, May 31, 2011 Contacts: Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity, (415) 436-9682 x 305, [email protected] Chris Pincetich, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 663-8590 x 102, [email protected] www.seaturtles.org (photos available) Sierra Weaver, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-3274, [email protected] David Godfrey, Sea Turtle Conservancy, (352) 373-6441, [email protected] Lawsuit Launched to Protect Sea Turtles From Drowning in Shrimp Trawls Unusually Large Numbers of Turtles Washing Ashore Dead on Beaches SAN FRANCISCO— Conservation groups formally notified the National Marine Fisheries Service today of their intent to sue the agency and three Gulf of Mexico states for failing to protect endangered sea turtles from entanglement and drowning in shrimp trawls. Record numbers of dead sea turtles are turning up on Louisia...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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