13 Oct '11, 4pm

Conservation Groups Move to Stop Sea Turtle Deaths From Shrimp Trawling

For Immediate Release, October 13, 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] (photos available) Caitlin Leutwiler, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-3226, [email protected] Marydele Donnelly, Sea Turtle Conservancy, (410) 750-1561, [email protected] Conservation Groups Move to Stop Sea Turtle Deaths From Shrimp Trawling Fishing Gear Is Primary Threat to Sea Turtle Survival WASHINGTON— Conservation groups today asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to hold the National Marine Fisheries Service accountable for its role in the shrimp trawl-related deaths of endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2011 alone, an extraordinary number of sea turtles — more than 1,400 — have washed ashore d...

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

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