Ban Cruel Fishing Driftnets

Ban Cruel Fishing Driftnets

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jacqueline thomson started this petition to Governer Massachusetts Charlie Baker

We want Governor Baker to Ban Drifnets.   

Turtle Island Restoration Network, Mercy For Animals (MFA), SeaLegacy, and Sharkwater jointly released an undercover investigation in April depicting the devastation caused by driftnets that often span more than a mile across the ocean, trapping sea life whom suffocate to death.  

Drift nets are lengthy, free-floating, 26-49 ft (8-15 m) deep nets, each as long as 55 mi (90 km). Drift nets are used to snare fish by their gills in pelagic, open-water situations. Because drift nets are not very selective of species, their use results in a large by-catch of non-target fish, sharks, turtles, seabirds, and marine mammals, which are usually jettisoned, dead, back to the ocean. Drift nets are an extremely destructive fishing technology.

Time to BAN DRIFTNETS.  

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