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US Fisheries Kill 4,600 Sea Turtles Per Year: Study

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Improved fishing nets have saved tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles in recent years, but 4,600 are still dying annually, mainly in Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawls,

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Carol H (229)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:11 am
sadly noted

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:30 am
Poor turtles. Would policing the trawlers help?

Bill K (4)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:31 am
stop supporting these deadly industries. stop eating fish, shrimp, and other sea animals. keep in mind these turtles killed are just from US fisheries, and just those turtles that are reported.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:49 am
Noted. Thanks.

Kay M (347)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 6:39 am

Peter B (54)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:53 am
sadly noted and shared thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:32 am
Whatta do??????

tracey p (81)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:11 am
This is a tragedy for the turtles and for the oceans. There must be alternative fishing methods. Deeply upsetting.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:18 am
Horrible. What a foolish waste of life.

Claudia O (73)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:58 pm
We simply MUST stop killing other species.

Claudia O (73)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 12:59 pm
We simply MUST stop killing other species.

michelle t (41)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 3:07 pm
This is barbaric animal murder

Tysu Jung (2)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 3:09 pm

AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:00 pm

Romila Lal (9)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:20 pm
I hate to read this.

janet f (29)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 5:37 pm
We need a boycott on gulf seafood until they stop this unnecessary turtle slaughter.

Valerie H (133)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 6:57 pm
.....sadly noted...thanks for sharing with us

William Y (54)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 7:01 pm
More human caused destruction.

A Weber (27)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 8:42 pm
Thanks for this sad post. :(

reft h (66)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 10:57 pm
noted. something needs to be done, but what? Is this the result of large commercial fishing fleets? is it possible to go back to the days of the small fisherman with his small boat? probably not, so what can be done to cut down on "bycatch"? Because it isn't just turtles, there are other sealife being affected as bycatch.

Emily Drew (88)
Tuesday September 20, 2011, 11:11 pm
Sadly noted. This must stop!!!

Robert O (12)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:30 am
How awful. Thanks Cal.

Danuta W (1248)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 12:52 am
thanks for the info

Julia R (296)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 1:48 am
Sadly Noted! We need to change our fishing practices and realize that we can't destroy all sea creatures in the process and that not everything was put here just to be treated as if their life was worthless!

Gwen Hillman (11)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 1:55 am
Amazing how they try to justify the deaths of these turtles by saying that there is a huge drop in turtle deaths. That may be so - BUT THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANY TURTLE DEATHS RELATING TO THIS PRACTICE !!!!!!!! No turtles should die as a result of mans' interference or greed !!!

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 4:07 am
How awful! They shouldn't be allowed to use those nets as long as this is the consequence of it! Poor turtles!

Muriel Servaege (53)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:37 am
It's hard to believe! Who are the monsters? Can't you stop that before there is no life left in the oceans?

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:40 am

Robyn M (123)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 5:43 am

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 6:23 am
Very sad picture above, we as caretakers are NOT doing our job correctly!!

Helle H (21)
Wednesday September 21, 2011, 8:29 am
Stop buying seafood from the Gulf.

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 8:11 am
I agree with the other comments. Stop buying seafood and solve the problem.
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