This week Turtle Island nominated Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) for the prestigious White House Champions of Change Award. The effective local ocean and marine conservation organization nominated Sen. Allen for his leadership introducing a bill to protect California’s marine wildlife by ending the use of deadly drift gillnets off our coast.
new study by scientists from the University of Miami has found high concentrations of toxins linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. This latest research combined with data on high levels of mercury in shark meat and fins is adding to a growing body of evidence that eating shark poses serious human health risks. Turtle Island Restoration Network (seaturtles.org) and leading shark conservationists are calling on consumers to not eat shark for their health and for ecological reasons.
Turtle Island released a series of Public Service Announcement videos (watch here) to call consumers attention to the impact of ordering a California driftnet caught swordfish.
Turtle Island Restoration Network’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Turtle Island has previously earned this top distinction.
Share on Facebook: Share on Twitter: WATCH https://t.co/TgfKo30anB Santa Monica talks to us about CA driftnets that target swordfish. #EndCAdriftnets pic.twitter.com/JZ1u1tRKSk — SeaTurtles.Org (@SeaTurtles_org) August 10, 2016
Watch & share our new series of public service announcements on California driftnet caught-swordfish. Don’t let marine wildlife get caught up in driftnets! Make smart seafood choices. Say ‘no’ to California driftnet caught high-in-mercury swordfish that comes with unwanted sides of sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, whales and other marine wildlife.
This morning, Turtle Island and our partner organizations hand delivered your petition signatures on the need to protect sharks from tuna and mahi mahi longliners in the Pacific Ocean to the President of Costa Rica.