Since our start, we’ve helped win protections for a record number of endangered sharks and ray species across the globe, providing crucial research to promote greater protections for these endangered marine species.

Our Campaigns

Hammerhead Shark Photo ID Project

May 30, 2018

Ban California Driftnets

May 24, 2018

End Longline Overfishing

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Create the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

May 23, 2018

Take Action for Sharks!

December 12, 2018

Tell Congress to Oppose Seismic Airgun Blasting

May 16, 2018

Protect Sea Turtles, Say “No” To Balloons

April 5, 2018

Urge your US Senators to End California’s Driftnet Fishery

Latest News

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Report: Volunteer Divers, Scientists Tag Sharks on December Cocos Expedition

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In December, a crew of volunteer divers, marine biologists, scientists, and dive masters joined Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) on one of the organization’s yearly research expeditions to Cocos Island…
Using scuba and a six-foot pole spear, Turtle Island Restoration Network's Executive Director Todd Steiner placed an acoustic transmitter below the tiger shark's dorsal fin in order to monitor its habitat use at Cocos Island National Park. The tag will monitor the shark’s movements for two or more years. | Photo by Turtle Island Restoration Network.

Bay Area Scientist Successfully Tags Aggressive Tiger Shark Linked to Diver Death in Costa Rica

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Using scuba and a six-foot pole spear, Turtle Island Restoration Network's Executive Director Todd Steiner placed an acoustic transmitter below the tiger shark's dorsal fin in order to monitor its…

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…

5 Tips for Effective Advocacy

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Advocacy is a show of public support for a policy or cause. In our case, it’s actually a combination of many various displays of support for ocean-friendly policies. We never…

Bill to Protect Marine Wildlife from California Driftnets Passes Senate Appropriations Committee

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Today, SB 1017, a bill that would transition California away from the use of large-scale driftnets successfully cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill will potentially be up for a…

Sens. Feinstein, Harris and Capito Introduce Federal Legislation to Ban “Driftnets” in Commercial Fishing Industry

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Sens. Feinstein, Harris and Capito Introduce Federal Legislation to Ban “Driftnets” in Commercial Fishing Industry Bipartisan legislation proposed on the heels of undercover investigation of controversial fishing practice (California, April…

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