Kate Mara Talks Threat of Drift Gillnets in Oceana PSA

Posted on May 23, 2015

Kate Mara for Oceana

Actress and ocean activist Kate Mara stars in a new PSA for Oceana. Kate warns about the threats of drift gillnets to marine wildlife.

The mile long nets target swordfish and thresher sharks but often other wildlife get caught and cannot break free from the mesh. Washington State and Oregon have laws against the use of the drift gillnets. Oceana says California lawmarkers have called for a transition to cleaner gears. Oceana is calling for hard caps set for whales, dolphins, sea turtles and other species inadvertently captured. If these caps are reached then the fishery would be required to shut down for the rest of the season.

Kate says in the PSA that dolphins, whales, sea turtles and other creatures get caught in the mesh of the mile-long nets. Take a look:



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