JUNE 29 , 2012
Every year, tens of thousands of turtles are caught in fishing nets. Held underwater for more than an hour, many drown. But equipping nets with Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) gives turtles an escape hatch, granting these endangered creatures a new chance at life. Right now the rules for using TEDs in shrimp trawlers don't go far enough, and turtles are dying needlessly. Sign today to show your support for a new regulation that would require ALL shrimp trawlers to use TEDs and keep turtles safe.