Summer Salmon Institute

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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.

Sea Turtles

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    New Study Says Bush Administration Puts Sea Turtles at Risk of Extinction

    September 27th, 2004

    New rules that have reopened US waters to longline fishing for swordfish and tuna have been corrupted by faulty science and political influence, says a new study released today by the Sea Turtle Restoration Project. The report, Techno-Fixing Sea Turtles: How the Bush Administration’s Manipulation of Science is Driving the Leatherback Sea Turtle Towards Extinction, documents how an admittedly flawed and incomplete report by government scientists has provided the basis to reopen the hotly contested fisheries which have been closed as a result of recent lawsuits by the Sea Turtle Restoration Project and other conservation groups.

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    US Commission on Ocean Policy Report Addresses Plight of Endangered Sea Turtles

    September 17th, 2004

    Commission Responds to Public Comments that More Action to Save Sea Turtles are Needed Forest Knolls, CA — The US Commission on Ocean Policy,

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    Giant Leatherback Turtle Sighted Off Marin County (CA) Coast

    August 30th, 2004

    August 27, 2004- A giant Pacific leatherback was seen six miles off the coast of Bolinas (Marin County) on a whale watching tour sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Whale Watching, out of Sausalito. It was feeding on a stinging jellyfish of the genus Chrysaora, known commonly as a sea nettle

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    Lawsuit Filed To Stop Illegal Killing of Albatross And Sea Turtles

    August 30th, 2004

    Honolulu, HI–Today, Turtle Island Restoration Network , the Center for Biological Diversity, an d Ka `Iwa Kua Lele, represented by Earthjustice, filed suit in federal district court in Hawai`i against the National Marine Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) for reopening the Hawai`i-based longline swordfish fishery in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MBTA”), Endangered Species Act (“ESA”), and National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). The fishery will cause the deaths of black-footed albatross and Laysan albatross, both protected by the MBTA, and endangered sea turtles protected by the ESA, and was reopened without a proper Environmental Impact Statement, in violation of NEPA.



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