We’re fighting to protect marine mammals and sea birds from industrial fishing, habitat loss and other threats.

Each year, marine mammals and seabirds become collateral damage as the result of industrial fishing and ocean pollution. Join us in our campaigns to protect marine wildlife.

Our Campaigns

Ban California Driftnets

May 24, 2018

End Longline Overfishing

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Take Action for Marine Mammals & Seabirds!

February 8, 2020

End Single-Use Plastics in California

February 8, 2020

Save the Okinawa Dugong from a U.S. Military Base

October 28, 2019

PETITION: Oppose New California Longline Fishery

Marine Mammal & Seabird Updates

Attempts to Establish Hard Caps on West Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery Questionable

| California, Driftnets, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
For Immediate Release February 24, 2020 Contact: Annalisa Batanides Tuel, (408) 621-8113, atuel@seaturtles.org Attempts to Establish Hard Caps on West Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery Questionable ROHNERT PARK, Calif. — After…

Turtle Island Restoration Network to Host Ocean Beach Cleanup in S.F. on Valentine’s Day

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Turtle Island Restoration Network will host the "Love Your Beach Cleanup" at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach on Friday, February 14 from 10am-12pm.  This Valentine’s Day there will be an opportunity…

Dugong Defenders to Rally Monday at S.F. Hearing on U.S. Airbase’s Threat to Endangered Animals

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Activists will gather Monday, Feb. 3 during a key 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on a lawsuit against a U.S. military base which could wipe out the Okinawa dugong,…

Is There Slavery in Your Seafood?

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As we near the end of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month, I wanted to remind our dedicated supporters like you that despite the fact that we're living in…

[ADVISORY] Tuesday rally planned to stop deadly longline fishery off California coast

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Contact: Annalisa Tuel, (408) 621-8113, atuel@seaturtles.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday Rally Planned to Stop Deadly Longline Fishery off California coast COSTA MESA, Calif. – Activists will stand with Turtle Island…

TIRN Attends Second Annual Texas Plastic Pollution Symposium

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Last weekend, Turtle Island Restoration Network joined representatives from the EPA, NOAA's Marine Debris program, local and state government, as well as several universities, NGOs, and students at the second annual…

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