Hundreds of thousands of animals are unintentionally killed every year from becoming injured or entangled in nets, lines, and hooks. We must advocate for bans on destructive and inhumane fishing practices and avoid products caught using harmful or unsustainable methods.
Commercial fishing gear such as driftnets and longlines do not discriminate—picking up anything and everything in their path. Air-breathing animals like dolphins, whales, and turtles often drown in nets or become fatally injured, while other species of fish not originally targeted end up being sold to meet consumer demand. These unfortunate creatures are termed “bycatch.”
The devastating impact of these modern fishing methods is clear. More humane and sustainable methods do exist and we need to support the fishermen that use them. We must advocate for bans on destructive and inhumane fishing practices and avoid products caught using harmful or unsustainable methods.
May 6, 2013
The New York Legislature unanimously passed legislation in both chambers to end New York’s contribution to the dire collapse of shark populations worldwide.
May 2, 2013
HSI and Action for Protection of Wild Animals joined forces to help Olive Ridley hatchings in Orissa, India reach the sea safely.
March 14, 2013
HSI and The HSUS Commend CITES Parties for their Final Decision Protecting Certain Shark and Manta Ray Species from International Commercial Trade
The inclusion of these species marks the first time that shark and manta ray species with high commercial value have been granted such protections in the 40-year history of the Convention.
March 11, 2013
HSI and The HSUS Commend CITES Parties for Protecting Certain Shark and Ray Species from International Commercial Trade
HSI and The HSUS commend CITES parties for protecting certain shark and ray species from international commercial trade