California stops use of destructive swordfish drift gillnet fishing, protecting marine mammals, turtles and sharks from bycatch | Oceana
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The California swordfish drift gillnet fishery kills  more dolphins than all observed U.S. West Coast fisheries combined. Thanks to a years-long campaign by Oceana and our allies, a new law will clean up the fishery, phasing out the use of drift gillnets through a buyout transition program and incentivizing the use of cleaner fishing gear.