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

Proposed Rule Could Triple Size of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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For Immediate Release, June 8, 2020 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles.org Anna Farrell-Sherman, Environment Texas, afarrell-sherman@environmenttexas.org  Lacey McCormick, National Wildlife Federation, mccormick@nwf.org  Proposed Rule Could Triple Size…

World’s First Marine Migratory Species Hope Spot Declared Between Cocos and Galápagos Islands

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The Cocos-Galapagos Swimway was nominated as a Hope Spot by Turtle Island Restoration Network Executive Director Todd Steiner (right), pictured on a Cocos Island research expedition with Dr. Alex Hearn,…

La primera área protegida marina binacional del mundo gana impulso como “Lugar de Esperanza” (Hope Spot)

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La Migravía Coco - Galápagos fue nominada como "Lugar de Esperanza" por el Director Ejecutivo de Turtle Island Restoration Nework Todd Steiner (derecha), fotgrafiado en la Isla del Coco en…

Groups Sue to Stop Trump Administration From Allowing Deadly Gear in Tuna Spawning Grounds

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Bluefin tuna are one of the ocean's biggest and most powerful fish. The monetary incentive to haul in a fish that’s so highly prized for sushi draws more commercial boats…

On Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary, Activists Call on U.S. to Stop Environmental Rollbacks

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April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day — five decades of global, grassroots action to demand a better planet for wildlife, their habitats, and humans.  Today, however, the…

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

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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…

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