Victory: The Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, a bipartisan bill which officially phases out the use of harmful driftnets in federal waters, was passed by Congress on Dec. 23rd. Less than one week later, President Biden signed the measure into law.
It’s time to stop the needless slaughter of dolphins, sea turtles, and other marine wildlife by driftnets off the coast of California.
Driftnets are outdated and destructive to wildlife. Dolphins, whales, and other marine mammals are being mercilessly killed off the coast of California by a fishing practice intended to catch swordfish, but which indiscriminately scoops up other species.