Stop Louisiana from Blocking Sea Turtle Protections
U.S. Senators Can Stop Louisiana's Rogue Actions to Block New Sea Turtle Protections
In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a deadly anti-sea turtle rider in a key appropriations bill that will prevent the funding of new sea turtle protections that require Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) in all shrimp nets. The new rules will prevent about 28,000 sea turtles per year from capture in shrimp nets used by Louisiana's shallow water skimmer trawl fleet.
We must stop the House rider introduced by Louisiana Republican Rep. Jeffrey Landry from being added to the Senate verison of the federal bill to fund the Departments of Commerce, Justice and Science.
Please call or email your U.S. Senator now and tell them not to support the Landry rider and to block it from being added to the Senate version of the legislation.