Our Thanks to Ted Dansen

Thanks to Oceana and founding member Ted Dansen for helping to push through a total ban on on Bottom Trawling in Belize.  This is a particularly destructive fishing technique.  Our challenge now is to stop Gill netting.  Gill netting indiscriminately kills marine life by trapping and killing any organism that comes in contact with it.  They are often left in place for long periods of time and frequently break free becoming drifting killing fields.  The kill, of course, includes endangered and protected species such as sea turtles and manatees.  It profits not small fisherman but only large ship fishing companies.