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Help Greenpeace Save the Pacific's Endangered Leatherback Turtles

John Hocevar -
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April 2, 2013

FADs and Long-lines are two of the tuna industry's dirty little secrets. Find out how these two massively destructive fishing methods kill thousands of turtles, sharks and seabirds every year. Help expose the tuna industry's dirty little secrets at (greenpeaceusa)

Endangered leatherback turtles migrate 6,000 miles across the Pacific each year, and at the end of their journey looms a deadly threat.

Drifting gillnets, known as “walls of death,” float just off the California coast. While their purpose is to catch swordfish, these nets have ensnared and drowned more than a hundred turtles.

Leatherbacks can currently take refuge in a small conservation area, but not for much longer. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is working to shrink this safe space - a move that threatens the survival of their species.

NMFS has tried to rollback conservation areas before, and has only backed down when facing fierce public opposition. We can stop NMFS again, but we must loudly condemn its course of action.

Send a message to NMFS to tell it that conservation areas for endangered leatherback turtles should be expanded, not put in jeopardy.

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