Petitions

 

 Petitions are a great way to get your voice heard and make a difference over current issues & problems faced in the marine environment.
 
Take a look our our highlighted petitions. Please sign and share to help protect the ocean and marine life.
 

Ban Shrimp Trawling in Costa Rica

Shrimp trawling is one of the most destructive and unsustainable fishing activities. It degrades the seabed and causes an environmental imbalance, by destroying everything that is put in the path of the nets. 
Hundreds of tons of small fish, molluscs, crustaceans, corals, sea anemones, sharks, sea turtles and many other species are discarded, some of which have not even reached a reproductive age.
Costaa Rica banned trawling in 2013, but is now looking at reopening this destructive fishing practise. 

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#NoALaPescaDeArrastre 

PROTECT SHARKS UNDER WILDLIFE CONSERVATION LAW in Costa Rica

Currnetly sharks are listed as a commercial fish in Costa Rica. This means that even though several shark species are in Appendix II of CITES and classified as in danger of extinction; they are still being fished commercially. 
Sharks are also of socio-economic interest as well as environmental. Since the well-being of the coastal zones and local communities also depends on sustainable management of marine resources and fisheries. It is well documented that sharks are vital for ocean health, and that sharks make greater economic contributions alive than dead.
By protecting all sharks under the wildlife conservation law. This would eliminate any possibility of international and local trade of shark products.

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#UnidosPorLosTiburones #TiburonesVivos

Ban Shrimp Trawling in Costa Rica
No a la Pesca de Arrastre en Costa Rica
Protect sharks in Costa rica