- BY: Sue Lee
- TARGET: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
we’ve got 8,320 supporters, help us get to 9,000
So many whales and dolphins are continually caught in fishing gear and other methods of entanglement in the waters that they live in. A major concern that affects these animals is entanglement among other concerns due to lacking of fishermen worldwide.
Many whales, dolphins and other marine mammals are unintentionally caught and killed in fishing gear worldwide each year. Such entanglements often leads to the death of these animals. A bill was passed back in 1972 that limited how many whales and dolphins would be caught by fishermen. The laws continue to be ignored but the Center for Biological Diversity and the U. S. Government is stepping up the game to protect these mammals and other creatures of the sea through enforcement of the law.
Since the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act, we are encouraging the National Marine Fisheries Service to finalize its rules and be more diligent in protecting marine mammals. Such an action would drastically reduce the number of whales and dolphins that die in nets each year while also preserving those on the brink of extinction.
Our efforts through this petition is to help the whales, dolphins and other marine mammals from perils of fishing and possible extinction. You can help in this matter by signing and sharing this petition. We need to encourage the NMFS to be more diligent in protecting these mammals.