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!

December 12, 2018

Tell Congress to Oppose Seismic Airgun Blasting

April 5, 2018

Urge your US Senators to End California’s Driftnet Fishery

November 8, 2017

Tell Bernhardt: Save our Marine National Monuments

Marine Mammal & Seabird Updates

Legal Battle Begins in Appeal Challenging US Military’s Threat to Rare Okinawa Dugongs

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SAN FRANCISCO— American conservation groups and residents of Okinawa have filed the opening brief in an appeal of a court ruling allowing construction of a US Marine Corps air base…

World’s Most Endangered Large Whale Species Harmed by Trump-Approved Seismic Blasts in Atlantic

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Earlier this month, the Trump administration gave the green light to oil and gas companies to use seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean to search for fossil fuels in…

As U.S. Airbase Construction Starts in Okinawa, Legal Action Aims to Save Endangered Dugongs

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SAN FRANCISCO—As workers prepare to begin construction of a new U.S. military base in Henoko Bay in Okinawa, Japan, Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) is gearing up for legal action…

Studying the Impact of Microplastics in the Gulf

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Current research estimates that over 100 million tons of plastic is found in the ocean. No matter if it is a plastic bag or the piece of a toy, plastic…

Victory at Sea: Governor Signs Bill to End Driftnets in California

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San Francisco Bay Area (September 27, 2018) – Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill (SB 1017) that will phase out the use of large-scale driftnets, also known as ‘walls…

Legal Appeal Challenges U.S. Military Base Construction in Japan, Threat to Rare Okinawa Dugongs

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SAN FRANCISCO— American conservation groups and residents of Okinawa today appealed a court ruling allowing construction of a new U.S. military base on the Japanese island. The base will destroy…

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