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!

April 1, 2019

Urge Congress to Federally Ban Driftnets in Commercial Fishing

March 8, 2019

Block Fossil Fuel Lobbyist Bernhardt from Interior Department

December 12, 2018

Tell Congress to Oppose Seismic Airgun Blasting

Latest News

Report: Volunteer Divers, Scientists Tag Sharks on April Cocos Island Expedition

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Volunteer divers, marine biologists, scientists, and dive masters joined Turtle Island Restoration Network on one of the organization’s yearly research expeditions to Cocos Island National Park to conduct sea turtle and shark…

April 2019 Cocos Expedition: The Hammerheads

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Turtle Island Restoration Network just returned from our April 2019 Cocos Island Dive Expedition. This is part three of a series highlighting the trip, as reported by Executive Director and…

Congress Reintroduces Federal Legislation to End Senseless Killing of Marine Animals in Commercial Fishing Industry

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Recently reintroduced legislation would phase out last remaining drift gillnet fishery in the United States, an fishing technology used to catch sharks and swordfish but also trap and kill more…

Senate Reintroduces Federal Legislation to Ban “Deathnets” in Commercial Fishing Industry

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Yesterday, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would phase out the use of driftnets, also known as "deathnets," in US waters. California's…

Endangered Sharks Migrate Through Unprotected Ocean, Researchers Find

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Recent studies have demonstrated that sharks and turtles use the swimway to migrate between the marine reserves, putting them at grave risk to industrial fishing. New research demonstrates the importance…

Graduate Student Receives Cocos Island Scholarship to Help TIRN Research Sharks

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The 2019 Cocos Scholarship was awarded to Julia Janicki, a current graduate student of the The University of Wisconsin–Madison. OLEMA—Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) has awarded a scholarship to a…

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