AWI’s Efforts to Shape Marine Life Policy
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) works to secure protections for marine animals by engaging with key policymakers at the state, federal and international levels. AWI regularly provides public comments, testimony and similar input to such bodies in furtherance of our mission to reduce animal suffering. Examples of AWI public comments, testimony and other input can be found below in downloadable PDF format.
Comments to National Marine Fisheries Service on proposed rule to withdraw the alternative tow time restriction and require all skimmer trawls, pusher-head trawls, and wing nets rigged for fishing to use turtle excluder devices (July 2012)