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    Three Restoration Grants Totaling $665,237 Go to Salmon Projects in Marin

    March 2nd, 2015

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) has announced 2015 funding totaling $665,237 for three projects all located in West Marin’s critical Lagunitas Creek Watershed. Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) program was awarded two of the three grants, with the third grant going to the Marin Municipal Water District.

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    Turtle Island Founder Joins Center for Biological Diversity’s Board of Directors

    January 30th, 2014

    “Todd Steiner brings an uncompromising commitment to the Earth’s wildlife and deep expertise in ocean campaigns, including tireless work to protect dolphins from tuna fishing and closing endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle habitat to drift gillnetting,”

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    Safeway Testing Fish for Mercury and Toxins in Northwest U.S.

    October 9th, 2013 has long advocated for testing of fish for mercury and other toxins to keep toxic fish off fish counters. Now our friends at Safe Harbor Foods are partnering with Safeway supermarkets to test all fresh seafood in 47 Safeway stores in Oregon and Washington in November and December.

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    Tuna Surprise: Mercury in School Tuna

    September 19th, 2012

    A new study released today warns schools that they may be serving tuna that is hazardous to children’s health. The Tuna Surprise report, released by health advocacy groups Mercury Policy Project (MPP) and Clean Water Action, examined the mercury levels of canned tuna sold to schools and assessed children’s exposure from the canned meat. Canned tuna is the largest source of methylmercury in the average American diet and accounts for nearly one-third of total exposure to the toxic mercury compound, the report said.

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    Study Indicates that High Mercury in Fish Cancels Health Benefits from Omega 3s

    August 16th, 2012

    A new study indicates that Omega-3 fatty acids and mercury, both found in fish, appear to have opposing affects on cardiac health and risk of myocardial infarction. This study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, looked at data from more than 1,600 men from Sweden and Finland. Men with high levels of mercury in their body had an increased risk of heart attacks, while those with a high concentration of omega-3s had a lower risk.

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