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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Marine Mammal & Seabird Updates

Whale Shark Migrating from Galapagos Island to Cocos Island Documented for First Time

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For Immediate Release, September 14, 2020 Contact: Alex Hearn, Galapagos Whale Shark Project, ahearn@usfq.edu.ec   Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Whale Shark Migrating from Galapagos Island to Cocos Island…

Environmental Groups Urge Costa Rica and Ecuador to Create World’s First Bilateral Marine Protected Area

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For Immediate Release, August 28, 2020 Contact: Brett Loveman, Mission Blue, bloveman@missionblue.org  Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Environmental Groups Urge Costa Rica and Ecuador to Create World’s First…

Fishing Fleet in Galapagos Exemplifies Urgency to Support Bilateral Conservation Measures

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Scalloped hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini) swim off the coast of Cocos Island. Photo by Avi Klapfer. Written by Mariano Castro, Policy & Advocacy Analyst for Latin America The Galapagos Archipelago is…

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins from Drift Gillnets

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For Immediate Release, July 24, 2020 Contact: Annalisa Batanides Tuel, Turtle Island Restoration Network, atuel@seaturtles.org  Senate Passes Bill to Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins from Drift Gillnets Bans large mesh…

Groups Criticize Rule to Prevent Sea Turtle and Whale Entanglements in Crab Gear

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Underwater photo of humpback whale with line wrapped around tail flukes. Photo by NOAA. After years of unnecessary deaths, California has finally proposed rules for the state's commercial Dungeness crab…

Plastics in the Time of Coronavirus

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In recent months, the amount of plastic waste in our environment is surging. As we adjust to the new certainty of living with COVID-19, we recognize the importance of kindness…

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