Save Endangered Sea Turtles from Guatemala Shrimp Trawls
This has been the deadliest summer for endangered sea turtles in Guatemala on record. Over eighty-five turtles have washed ashore dead while shrimp trawlers drag their nets offshore nesting beaches. This photo of a deceased Pacific green sea turtle to the right, taken in Guatemala, shows exactly how close shrimp trawlers infringe on turtle habitat.
Shrimp trawl fishing destroys the seabed, removes nearly all the species of flora and fauna in its path, and regularly catches and drowns innocent sea turtles.
Because of the devastation caused by shrimp trawling to endangered sea turtles and important fishery habitats, this practice has already been banned in Belize, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Ecuador, and was recently severely restricted in El Salvador.
Take action below to save endangered sea turtles from Guatemala shrimp trawls!
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