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    Bigeye Tuna Remains on Hawaii’s Menu — But for How Long?

    January 2nd, 2015

    We should be leaders in fisheries management, not cheaters,” said Doug Karpa, of the California-based Turtle Island Restoration Network, noting that...

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    Whale Sharks to be Tagged to Save Species

    December 30th, 2014

    There are fears that the gentle giant, whose flesh is prized in countries such as China, India and the Philippines, is being slowly driven towards ext...

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    Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Tuna Fishing

    November 21st, 2014

    Environmental groups are suing the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect bigeye tuna that they say are being over-fished.

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    Voluntourism

    November 18th, 2014

    "It's the most incredible underwater place I've ever been," says Todd Steiner, executive director of the California-based Sea Turtle Restoration Proje...

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    Movers & Shakers: Doug Karpa

    October 16th, 2014

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, an international ocean and marine conservation organization headquartered in Marin, has hired Kentfield native Doug...

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    California shark fin ban upheld by federal judge

    March 26th, 2014

    A federal judge on Tuesday upheld California's ban on possession or sale of shark fins, rejecting claims that the law discriminates against the Chines...

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    Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Tuna Fishing

    November 21st, 2014

    Environmental groups are suing the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect bigeye tuna that they say are being over-fished.

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    Voluntourism

    November 18th, 2014

    "It's the most incredible underwater place I've ever been," says Todd Steiner, executive director of the California-based Sea Turtle Restoration Proje...

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    Green turtle links Costa Rica’s Cocos Island with Ecuador’s Galapagos

    June 24th, 2014

    One normal migration for turtles, one giant discovery for humankind. With his 14-day journey from the waters of Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National P...

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    Movers & Shakers: Doug Karpa

    October 16th, 2014

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, an international ocean and marine conservation organization headquartered in Marin, has hired Kentfield native Doug...

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    Sea Turtle Swims Into History

    July 8th, 2014

    Sanjay, a 117-pound male, Pacific green sea turtle made history when he swam from the protected water of Cocos Island Marine National Park in Costa Ri...

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    Tax-Deductible Cocos Dive Trips, and Others Around the World

    April 8th, 2014

    My two previous trips to Cocos Island were on the MV Argo, another of the Undersea Hunter fleet, to assist biologists from the U.S.-based Sea Turtle R...

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    Movers & Shakers: Doug Karpa

    October 16th, 2014

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, an international ocean and marine conservation organization headquartered in Marin, has hired Kentfield native Doug...

Education

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    United Nations, Environmental Groups Condemn Verdict in Jairo Mora Murder Case

    January 29th, 2015

    "We are outraged that nearly two years later, there has been no justice for the brutal murder of Jairo," said Todd Steiner, executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network, which offered up part of a $10,000 reward for information on the case. "We call on the Costa Rican government to appeal the decision and find a way to convict the criminals of this heinous crime, or locate and convict those responsible. Failure to do so can have serious consequences for conservation and eco-tourism in this nation that has built its reputation on its peace with nature, safety of visitors and respect for the rule of law."

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    Super PAC created to boost Bobby Jindal presidential bid

    January 26th, 2015

    Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has scoffed at the Endangered Species Act regulations to save endangered sea turtles in its state waters for years. Now, he wants to run for president! What other federal laws would he ignore if he became president? Now is the time for Governor Jindal to show the country that he respects a law that was passed by Congress over 25 years ago and is honored by all other coastal states! Should he run for president if his own state is breaking a federal law?

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    Whale Sharks to be Tagged to Save Species

    January 13th, 2015

    It is the largest fish in the ocean with some individuals reaching sizes of up to 65ft (18m) long and weighing more than 30 tonnes, but whale sharks remain one of the enigmas of the deep.

  • big-eye-tuna

    Bigeye Tuna Remains on Hawaii’s Menu — But for How Long?

    January 2nd, 2015

    We should be leaders in fisheries management, not cheaters,” said Doug Karpa, of the California-based Turtle Island Restoration Network, noting that the U.S. is one of the few nations that ban the fishing in its own waters of overexploited stocks unless they are recovering.

Summer Salmon Institute

Sea Turtles

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    United Nations, Environmental Groups Condemn Verdict in Jairo Mora Murder Case

    January 29th, 2015

    "We are outraged that nearly two years later, there has been no justice for the brutal murder of Jairo," said Todd Steiner, executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network, which offered up part of a $10,000 reward for information on the case. "We call on the Costa Rican government to appeal the decision and find a way to convict the criminals of this heinous crime, or locate and convict those responsible. Failure to do so can have serious consequences for conservation and eco-tourism in this nation that has built its reputation on its peace with nature, safety of visitors and respect for the rule of law."

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    Super PAC created to boost Bobby Jindal presidential bid

    January 26th, 2015

    Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has scoffed at the Endangered Species Act regulations to save endangered sea turtles in its state waters for years. Now, he wants to run for president! What other federal laws would he ignore if he became president? Now is the time for Governor Jindal to show the country that he respects a law that was passed by Congress over 25 years ago and is honored by all other coastal states! Should he run for president if his own state is breaking a federal law?

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    Prosecutors ask for maximum sentences for defendants in Jairo Mora murder trial

    January 23rd, 2015

    The prosecution rested its case Tuesday in the trial of seven men accused of murdering 26-year-old sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora nearly two years

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    Bigeye Tuna Remains on Hawaii’s Menu — But for How Long?

    January 2nd, 2015

    We should be leaders in fisheries management, not cheaters,” said Doug Karpa, of the California-based Turtle Island Restoration Network, noting that the U.S. is one of the few nations that ban the fishing in its own waters of overexploited stocks unless they are recovering.

Salmon

  • Salmon Spawning Season is Here!

    November 9th, 2007

    Terre Verde speaks with watershed biologists from the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network and the Natural Heritage Institute about salmon runs in Marin County

  • Will coho salmon survive us?

    August 2nd, 2007

    RECENT DECISIONS by Marin supervisors may destroy any chance of saving the critically endangered coho salmon from extirpation in Marin’s most important watershed, the San

  • Harvesting rain for a dry day

    February 9th, 2007

    Paola Bouley unscrews the lid on the fifth in a line of bulging plastic barrels behind the storage shed and leans forward, peering into

  • Marin’s Salmon Population

    January 20th, 2007

    Noahlani Litwinsella and SPAWN biologist, Paola Bouley, talk about Marin’s salmon population and what Bay Area residents can do to help these endangered species.

Sharks

  • big-eye-tuna

    Bigeye Tuna Remains on Hawaii’s Menu — But for How Long?

    January 2nd, 2015

    We should be leaders in fisheries management, not cheaters,” said Doug Karpa, of the California-based Turtle Island Restoration Network, noting that the U.S. is one of the few nations that ban the fishing in its own waters of overexploited stocks unless they are recovering.

  • Photo by Jonathan Green

    Whale Sharks to be Tagged to Save Species

    December 30th, 2014

    There are fears that the gentle giant, whose flesh is prized in countries such as China, India and the Philippines, is being slowly driven towards extinction. And so little is known about them that there is huge uncertainty about how their decline can be arrested.

  • big-eye-tuna

    Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Tuna Fishing

    November 21st, 2014

    Environmental groups are suing the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect bigeye tuna that they say are being over-fished.

  • wiki-scalloped-hammerhead-WEB

    Voluntourism

    November 18th, 2014

    "It's the most incredible underwater place I've ever been," says Todd Steiner, executive director of the California-based Sea Turtle Restoration Project. "It's a superhighway of giant animals — like the plains of Africa, only underwater."

Cocos Expedition

  • big-eye-tuna

    Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Tuna Fishing

    November 21st, 2014

    Environmental groups are suing the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect bigeye tuna that they say are being over-fished.

  • wiki-scalloped-hammerhead-WEB

    Voluntourism

    November 18th, 2014

    "It's the most incredible underwater place I've ever been," says Todd Steiner, executive director of the California-based Sea Turtle Restoration Project. "It's a superhighway of giant animals — like the plains of Africa, only underwater."

  • sanjay-sea-turtle

    Green turtle links Costa Rica’s Cocos Island with Ecuador’s Galapagos

    June 24th, 2014

    One normal migration for turtles, one giant discovery for humankind. With his 14-day journey from the waters of Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park to the Galapagos Marine Reserve in Ecuador, “Sanjay,” an endangered green sea turtle, established the first direct migration link between the two protected areas.

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    Movers & Shakers: Doug Karpa

    October 16th, 2014

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, an international ocean and marine conservation organization headquartered in Marin, has hired Kentfield native Doug Karpa as a staff attorney.

Mammals & Seabirds

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    Whale Sharks to be Tagged to Save Species

    January 13th, 2015

    It is the largest fish in the ocean with some individuals reaching sizes of up to 65ft (18m) long and weighing more than 30 tonnes, but whale sharks remain one of the enigmas of the deep.

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    Feds agree to seafood import rules aimed at protecting whales, dolphins

    January 7th, 2015

    “The public demands and the U.S. can — and by law, must — wield its tremendous purchasing power to save dolphins and whales from foreign fishing nets,” said Todd Steiner, biologist and executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network. “We have the right to ensure that the seafood sold in the U.S. is caught in ways that minimize the death and injury of marine mammals.”

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    US To Implement Dolphin-Safe Rules For Seafood Imports

    January 6th, 2015

    The U.S. government settled with environmental groups on Monday in the U.S. Court of International Trade, agreeing to implement legislation that ensures seafood imported into the United States meets the country's standards for protecting whales and dolphins.

  • big-eye-tuna

    Bigeye Tuna Remains on Hawaii’s Menu — But for How Long?

    January 2nd, 2015

    We should be leaders in fisheries management, not cheaters,” said Doug Karpa, of the California-based Turtle Island Restoration Network, noting that the U.S. is one of the few nations that ban the fishing in its own waters of overexploited stocks unless they are recovering.

Got Mercury?

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    Bigeye Tuna Remains on Hawaii’s Menu — But for How Long?

    January 2nd, 2015

    We should be leaders in fisheries management, not cheaters,” said Doug Karpa, of the California-based Turtle Island Restoration Network, noting that the U.S. is one of the few nations that ban the fishing in its own waters of overexploited stocks unless they are recovering.

  • big-eye-tuna

    Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Tuna Fishing

    November 21st, 2014

    Environmental groups are suing the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect bigeye tuna that they say are being over-fished.

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    Consumer Reports: Pregnant Women Should ‘Avoid All Tuna’

    August 21st, 2014

    In June, the Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration proposed a minimum weekly level for fish consumption for the first time. Women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying to become pregnant, it said, should eat up to 12 ounces of fish per week. After all, fish is a great source of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

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    How to Reduce Your Mercury Exposure from Seafood

    August 21st, 2014

    Will eating grilled swordfish or tuna sushi expose you to too much mercury? Find out by using the Got Mercury? calculator, provided by Turtle Island Restoration Network. Just enter your body weight, along with the type and amount of fish or shellfish you’re considering eating for the week, and you’ll see how much you will be over or under the maximum acceptable dietary limit for mercury set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Resources for the Media

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    Movers & Shakers: Doug Karpa

    October 16th, 2014

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, an international ocean and marine conservation organization headquartered in Marin, has hired Kentfield native Doug Karpa as a staff attorney.