The California swordfish drift gillnet fishery kills more dolphins than all observed U.S. West Coast fisheries combined, throws away more than half of everything it catches — including valuable sportfish like marlins — and continues to kill iconic endangered species including sperm whales and leatherback sea turtles. In September 2018, California passed legislation to phase out use of this deadly fishing gear and provide incentives to transition fishermen to more selective fishing methods. But this phase out won't activate until $1 million in non-state matching funds are raised. Drift gillnet fishermen will receive transition funds upon surrendering their drift gillnets and permits. This is a true win-win for fishermen and ocean wildlife.

You can help get these deadly nets out of the water once and for all. 

Donate today to stop "walls of death" from killing more dolphins, whales, sea turtles and other non-targeted species. Oceana will transfer your tax-deductible donation to the state transition fund. 100% of your donation will go toward supporting fishermen and getting these nets off the water.

You can learn more about the transition fund here.

For more information regarding donations to the transition fund, click here.


Pod of dolphins