Shaping Policy for Marine Life
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 submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service on 90-day finding on a petition to include the killer whale known as Lolita in the Endangered Species Act Listing of Sothern Resident Killer Whales (June 2013)
Comments submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service on proposed endangered, threatened, and not warranted listing determinations for six distinct population segments of scalloped hammerhead sharks under the Endangered Species Act (June 2013)
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)