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We're Making a Difference for the Oceans

The ocean sustains all life on Earth. From the air we breathe to the seafood we eat, our very survival depends on healthy seas. The Aquarium’s Conservation and Science programs are tackling some of the most critical issues affecting ocean health. We bring decades of expertise and relationships in ocean science, policy and markets to the task.

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Louisiana Steps Up for Sea Turtles, Sustainable Seafood

The Monterey Bay Aquarium commends the State of Louisiana for acting to improve the sustainability of its shrimp fishery and helping protect sea turtles. Newly enacted legislation enables state wildlife officials to enforce federal rules that require shrimp fishermen to outfit their otter trawl nets with escape hatches for sea turtles (known as Turtle Excluder Devices or TEDs). The new law officially ends a ban on state enforcement of this important ocean conservation measure—a ban that has been in place since 1987.

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We're working hard every day to protect the ocean and the animals that call it home for future generations.

Our conservation research informs sound ocean policy decisions, our fieldwork is unlocking the secrets of threatened animals like sea otters and great white sharks and we're the recognized leader in the global sustainable seafood movement. Support from our donors makes this critical work possible. Our lives depend on a future with a healthy, vibrant ocean—please join us today.

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