Stop The Use Of Swordfish Drift Gillnets

You have a chance to save endangered species from dying in drift gillnets. Legislation has passed the U.S. Senate and is now under consideration in the House of Representatives that would require the California swordfish fishery to phase out the use of drift gillnets and facilitate the switch to cleaner fishing methods.

Mile-long swordfish drift gillnets snare, injure and kill large migratory ocean animals, including bottlenose dolphins, endangered sperm whales and leatherback sea turtles. California passed legislation in 2018 that will phase out the use of drift gillnets – but this ban only affects state permits. A federal ban will ensure that these “walls of death” are eliminated from U.S. waters for good by also phasing out the federal permits.

We need to act fast to save marine life at risk of dying in drift gillnets.

Tell your Representative to support legislation to end the use of drift gillnets in waters off California and protect at-risk species from being killed.

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