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Coral Off the Atlantic coast, undersea canyons with vibrant deep-sea corals provide food and shelter for squid, lobsters, and endangered fin and sperm whales.

But as a global appetite for seafood grows, weighted fishing nets threaten to destroy the fragile, living seafloor that has taken hundreds—or even thousands—of years to establish.

The regional fishery council is poised to vote on a historic plan to protect our Mid-Atlantic coral communities from fishing gear damage. Take action and help protect these vulnerable deep-sea coral communities!