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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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    UN General Assembly Will Negotiate Treaty to Protect the High Seas

    June 22nd, 2015

    fter years of working through United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process, the 27 non-profits that make up the High Seas Alliance finally convinced the United Nations General Assembly to begin work on a treat to better protect the High Seas and its marine biodiversity through a legally-binding treaty. The U.N. member states adopted the historic resolution on Friday, June 19, marking the shift to a new era of increased ocean governance of the High Seas.

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    Texas Piers are Helping to Protect Endangered Sea Turtles

    June 2nd, 2015

    Turtle Island Restoration Network (Turtle Island) has partnered with Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) to adopt the Center’s “Responsible Pier Initiative,” to promote a healthy pier environment for sea turtles and other marine life.

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    Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins on Upper Texas Coast

    April 30th, 2015

    On April 24, the Kemp’s ridley nesting season officially began on the Texas coast, with the first nest found on South Padre Island. Turtle Island Restoration Network patrol teams have been walking along the Upper Texas Coast for weeks now, looking for sea turtles, crawl tracks, and disturbances in the dunes that would indicate a sea turtle had left the water to look for a suitable place to lay eggs.

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    #140Difference – The World’s Shortest Grant Application – Is Back With More Money for More Causes

    April 20th, 2015

     So Delicious Dairy Free to Award $30,000 to best ideas that protect the planet – What’s your idea to save marine wildlife? Eugene, OR, April

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    Morton’s Seafood Restaurant Chain Drops Swordfish From Menu

    December 20th, 2004

    San Francisco, CA - In another victory for public health, Morton's Steakhouse of New York has removed swordfish from its menu. Morton's move marks the second major American restaurant chain to remove swordfish from its menu in just over a year. In the Fall of 2003, Red Lobster removed swordfish from its menu as a result of a national campaign calling for its removal due to high levels of mercury.

  • Oped- A Story from a Mercury Poisoned American

    November 5th, 2004

    I have a story to tell. One of a baby in my belly, poison in my seafood, and a President who will not act.

  • Reducing Mercury Exposure from Seafood- Media Advisory

    October 20th, 2004

    San Francisco- Today, coinciding with a new report released by Greenpeace showing elevated levels of mercury in 21% of American women of child-bearing age, the Sea Turtle Restoration Project is making three simple recommendations that could reduce or eliminate serious human health hazards caused by mercury in seafood.

  • Contaminated Swordfish Found in California Grocery Stores

    September 28th, 2004

    San Francisco, CA – This week, new data was released by the Sea Turtle Restoration Project that shows skyrocketing mercury levels in swordfish purchased at grocery stores in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Orange, Sonoma and Marin counties. Stores in California and around the country continue to sell mercury-contaminated fish despite continued state and federal warnings that swordfish contains unsafe levels of mercury. Mercury levels in tested fish were measured in excess of 4 parts per million, more than 400% of the FDA’s action level. Environmental groups are calling on grocers and restaurants to stop selling swordfish to the public immediately.

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