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    Not Guilty Verdict in Murder of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Conservationist Jairo Mora Provokes International Outrage

    January 26th, 2015

    Jairo's brutal murder was an assault on those who protect endangered wildlife around the world. Justice for Mora is crucial to keeping wildlife and its defenders safe in Costa Rica, and won't rest until justice is served.

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    Pregnant Whale Sharks Use Galapagos as Pit Stop

    January 14th, 2015

    A new study in the Journals of PLOS aims to unravel some of the mystery surrounding the largest fish in the sea - the whale shark. The study, led by collaborating scientist David Acuña of the Charles Darwin Foundation and co-authored by Alex Hearn of Turtle Island Restoration Network, discovered that more whale sharks than previously suspected use Darwin Island (one of the smallest islands in the Galapagos Archipelago) as a rest stop in their migration route.

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    Technology and more than 32,000 Square Miles of Area Closures Will Safeguard Atlantic Bluefin Tuna in the New Year

    December 11th, 2014

    Turtle Island Restoration Network delivered more than 3,800 petitions to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) supporting greater protections for Atlantic bluefin tuna populations. After five years of work by Turtle Island, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and our partners, on Dec. 2, 2014, NOAA Fisheries officially announced new, stricter regulations for the U.S. Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery.

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    Lawsuit Fights New Rule Doubling Catch Limit for Overfished Bigeye Tuna

    November 20th, 2014

    Conservation groups sued the National Marine Fisheries Service today over a new rule allowing the Hawaii-based longline fleet to fish beyond limits set by international agreements meant to protect bigeye tuna and other imperiled marine species.

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    Permit to Kill Pacific Sea Turtles and Whales Requested by Seafood Company

    November 1st, 2005

    “Curtains of Death” May Return to Protected Area on the Pacific Coast Partners Oceana and the Sea Turtle Restoration Project warn that on November

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    Judge Approves Settlement To Protect Atlantic White Marlin From Longline Fishing

    September 24th, 2005

    Judge Approves Settlement To Protect Atlantic White Marlin From Longline Fishing Ruling Requires Bush Administration To Re-Examine Whether Species Warrants Protections Under The Endangered

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    1,007 Scientists Call For UN Moratorium on Longline Fishing

    May 31st, 2005

    New York – May 31, 2005 – On the eve of a critical United Nations meeting to discuss actions to protect the world’s oceans from overfishing, a letter signed by more than 1,000 international scientists calling for decisive action has been delivered to the international body. Recent scientific reports have linked industrial fishing, such as longlining, to the decline of sea turtles and other marine species, and have offered marine protected areas as a potential solution. During the UN meeting which begins June 10, Costa Rica will be proposing a plan of action that offers sustainable use marine protected areas as a part of a comprehensive solution for the world’s oceans.

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    Longline Fishing Pillaging the Pacific Says New Report

    May 4th, 2005

    On Monday, June 6th, the new report Striplining the Pacific: The Case for A United Nations Moratorium on High Seas Industrial Longline Fishing will be released at the United Nations Law of the Sea meeting June 6-10th. The new book length report echoes the sentiment of Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin’s call on May 1st to end the “pillage” and “rape” of the ocean at an international fisheries conference this week.

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