Help protect deep-sea corals from destructive fishing practices

Take Action by Jan 28th. Tell the Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council to protect deep-sea corals from destructive fishing practices.

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Not far off the East Coast of the United States, deep-sea corals such as those pictured provide critical habitat for countless fish and invertebrates. Research suggests that these ancient, fragile creatures provide critical habitat for the diverse species that live with them and form the foundation of ecosystems that may someday yield extraordinary benefits to human health. Help us protect an area that is 39,000 sq miles off the coast of NY, NJ, DE, MD, VA. This could establish the largest habitat protection area in the history of Atlantic fishery management. Let your council members know that you want them to take action!

Video excerpts from NOAA’s deep-sea coral explorations along the Atlantic Coast