17 Apr '18, 7am

Undercover Video Reveals Deadly Impact of Drift Nets on California Marine Life #care2

Undercover Video Reveals Deadly Impact of Drift Nets on California Marine Life #care2

California’s drift-net fishery is under fire from a coalition of marine conservation and animal protection groups. These wildlife advocates released a damning undercover video last week, revealing just how often innocent marine life dies because of drift nets . Deceptively small in size, California’s drift-net fishery has an enormous negative impact. The industry includes a fleet of about 20 active boats that place nets the size of the Golden Gate Bridge into the ocean. There they float, a mile long and 100 feet deep, hanging vertically like a wall in the water. Unattended, they snag and entangle any poor creature that happens upon them — including those that fishermen didn’t intend to catch. That unfortunate unwanted marine life is called “by-catch .” The coalition, comprised of Mercy For Animals, Turtle Island Restoration Network, SeaLegacy and Sharkwater, explains that ...

Full article: https://www.care2.com/causes/undercover-video-reveals-dea...

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