Marine species play a vital role in supporting all life on Earth, but every day ocean wildlife faces an increasingly urgent threat: humans.

Our global campaigns ensure all marine species are safeguarded from unsustainable human activities including industrial fishing, overfishing, climate change and plastic pollution.

How We Save Marine Species

Grassroots Empowerment

With the help of volunteers, students, groups and more, we remedy the impacts human development has had on natural landscapes to aid in the recovery of endangered species.

Inspire Consumer Action

Our campaigns help you make healthier seafood choices, raise public awareness about the amount of mercury in seafood, and alert consumers to the high mercury content of swordfish and tuna.

Environmental Education

Our classroom visits, beach cleanups, art installations and more raise awareness on the importance of marine conservation.

Promoting Sustainable Policies

Our strategic litigation and advocacy campaigns enforce stronger protections for endangered species and their habitat.

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Our Victories

Forced Japan to end its illegal trade in endangered sea turtle parts of luxury items.

Rescued 15,000 coho and steelhead trout from certain death since 1990.

Stopped BP from burning endangered sea turtles during oil spill cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.

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SPAWN to Offer California Naturalist Training This Winter

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SPAWN’s California Naturalist Training Course begins February 11 at SPAWN’s headquarters on Golden Gate National Area in Olema. For Immediate Release January 15, 2020 Contact Harry McGrath, (415) 254-7185,…

California’s Coho Salmon Spawning Numbers Plummet

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This graph includes coho spawning redd (nest) data collected in Lagunitas Creek from 1995 through 2019. Each point on the graph represents the 3-year geometric mean (annual average number of…