Protect Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles

  • By: Nyack Clancy
  • Target: Governor of California Jerry Brown, California Senator Barbara Boxer, California Senator Dianne Feinstein

National Marine Fisheries Service is pushing to expand fisheries and allow drift gillnets back into the Leatherback Conservation Area that currently protects sea turtle habitat.

The fishing industry's search for high-priced swordfish using huge drift gillnets kills dozens of critally endangered sea turtles, whales, dolphins, sea,l sharks, rays, fish, crabs and sea birds.

Gillnets, known as the "curtian of death", shouldnt be used at all; but most definately not in the Leatherback Conservation Area that protects the critically endangered Leatherback sea turtle. Tell the National Marine Fisheries Service their expansion plan in California is unexceptable.

Governor of California
Jerry Brown
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
Email: http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php

California Senator
Barbara Boxer
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3553
Email: https://boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/policycomments.cfm

California Senator
Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (415) 393-0707
Email: Send an e-mail message

National Marine Fisheries Service is pushing to expand fisheries and allow drift gillnets back into the Leatherback Conservation Area that currently protects sea turtle habitat.


The fishing industry's search for high-priced swordfish using huge drift gillnets kills dozens of critally endangered sea turtles, whales, dolphins, sea,l sharks, rays, fish, crabs and sea birds.


Gillnets, known as the "curtian of death", shouldnt be used at all; but most definately not in the Leatherback Conservation Area that protects the critically endangered Leatherback sea turtle. Tell the National Marine Fisheries Service their expansion plan in California is unexceptable.


Governor of California
Jerry Brown
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
Email: http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php


California Senator
Barbara Boxer
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3553
Email: https://boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/policycomments.cfm

California Senator
Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (415) 393-0707
Email: Send an e-mail message

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