(San Francisco Bay Area) March 23 2018 – Recognizing that chemicals commonly found in sunscreens and personal care products can be dangerous in marine ecosystems, Turtle Island Restoration Network has partnered with Stream2Sea…
This multi-agency collaboration is authorized under NOAA Fisheries’ Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program which oversees the response efforts. While Hawaiian humpback whales have recovered enough to be taken…
Almost daily, Cheryl King, our Hawaiʻi program director, and a band of ocean activists comb Maui’s beaches and coral reefs. While they’re documenting the marine life, they’re also looking for trash, and unfortunately, they always find too much of it.
The National Marine Fisheries Service failed to properly analyze the Hawai‘i-based swordfish longline fishery’s impacts on the endangered loggerhead sea turtles it kills and injures before permitting an expansion of that fishery in 2012, a federal court has ruled.
As a result of the action of our supporters, the public, and our coalition partners, the Maui County Council unanimously approved the first reading of the bill.
Just off the coast of Waikiki, a stranded fishing boat is mistaken as a tourist attraction. The 79-foot Pacific Paradise crashed into a shallow reef in mid-October.
Fishing crews were found living in squalor, forced to use buckets instead of toilets and suffering running sores from bed bugs. There have been instances of human trafficking, active tuberculosis and low food supplies.
The “critically endangered” Pacific leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) has experienced a catastrophic decline over the past two decades, and is on the verge of extinction due in part to industrial fishing methods off the coast of California and in Hawai’i.