Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tell the government to protect sea turtles from trawls.

Many of our country’s trawl fisheries accidentally injure and kill
endangered sea turtles by entangling them in their massive Take Action to Stop Offshore Drilling!nets.

Fortunately, there’s a Turtle Excluder Device – or TED – and it’s an
“escape hatch” that allows a sea turtle to wiggle out of the trawl net,
relatively unharmed.

While some fisheries use TEDs, too many do not, and are not required to.

Help convince the government to protect these ancient creatures by
requiring TEDs in all trawl fisheries in the U.S. that operate in areas
with sea turtles.

How simple is this device...sure it may cost a few extra $ but...gosh if you have ever been scuba diving and seen a turtle gracefully swimming is a wonderful experience. These creatures deserve the TED! Please TAKE ACTION NOW as I have done!

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