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California's Drift Gillnet Industry Likely to Kill More Sea Turtles Despite State Marine Reptile Designation

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, turtles, gillnets )

- 1469 days ago -
Just as conservationists celebrate California's first Pacific Leatherback Turtle Conservation Day after Gov. Brown designated the marine reptile as a state symbol , the state's drift gillnet fishing industry is gearing up for a proposed expansion set to

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Teresa W. (786)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 6:05 am
sadly noted

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 12:54 pm
sadly noted

michelle t. (41)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 1:34 pm
Ban drift nets and burn the boats.Do what ever is necessary to protect the marine life

Christeen Anderson (661)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 2:01 pm
Please take action for the turtles. Noted and signed. Thank you.

Melania Padilla (197)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 2:23 pm
Horrible! Petition signed and shared

. (0)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 2:30 pm
Clearly, Brown needs to get his environmental agenda together. There is no excuse for what I read here. Leather back Turtle Conservation Day? How about Leatherback turtle legislation?

Ruth C. (141)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 3:01 pm
Humans are the ones to blame for all the animal live's being lost!

Dianne D. (491)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 2:18 pm
This company should not have perferential treatment and this needs to stop. Fine them heavily. Put them out of business as they are stealing from the world for greed.
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