Ban Longlines in Gulf of Mexico Bluefin Tuna Spawning Areas
Bluefin tuna are one of the ocean’s most impressive fish. Growing up to 1,500 pounds and accelerating as fast as a sports car, these fish still can’t evade the thousands of hooks set by longlines in their critical spawning habitat.
In response to calls to protect the dwindling population of Atlantic bluefin tuna from thousands of supporters like you, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has proposed changes to this longline fishery, but they do not go far enough.
Take action to save endangered sea turtles, marine mammals, and imperiled bluefin tuna from deadly surface longlines in the Gulf of Mexico!
Send the letter below to NMFS to ban longlines from bluefin tuna spawning areas, increase observer coverage on these vessels to ensure accurate bycatch reporting, and halt increased fishing of these imperiled fish.
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