Turtle Island Restoration Network is forging alliances to protect Hawaiian sea turtles, other marine life and the oceans.

We’re forging alliances within the local community, other conservation organizations and government agencies to help understand and protect Hawaiian sea turtles and other marine life while promoting ocean health.

Action Alert

December 12, 2018

Tell Congress to Oppose Seismic Airgun Blasting

Our Campaigns

End Longline Overfishing

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Take Action!

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

Hawaii Updates

TIRN Executive Director Inducted Into Highly Exclusive Explorers Club

| California, Cocos Island, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Headquarters, Longlines, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Salmon, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
In June, Turtle Island Restoration Network Founder and Executive Director Todd Steiner was accepted to The Explorers Club. In June, Turtle Island Restoration Network Founder and Executive Director Todd Steiner…

Hawaii Closes Longline Fishery for Interacting with Endangered Sea Turtle Limit

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For the second year in a row, the National Marine Fisheries Service has immediately closed the Hawai’i-based shallow-set longline fishery for the rest of 2019 to comply with a federal…

Hawaii Passes Landmark Protections for Sharks and Rays

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Tiger sharks are one of the many shark species that inhabit Hawaiian waters. HONOLULU—Hawaii legislators voted to pass a pair of bills on Wednesday that would provide landmark protections for…

TIRN Founder & Director Named Honoree of the Eleanor Fletcher Award

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Todd Steiner, founder and executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network, has been named Honoree of the Eleanor Fletcher Award at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Go Blue Awards in Florida.…

Taking to the Sky to Assess Hawaiian Sea Turtle Nesting Activities

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Due to the risk of their main nesting areas in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument) becoming unsuitable thanks to the effects of sea level rise, (more…)

Marine Debris Cleanups: Every Piece Counts!

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There’s a beautiful bay on Maui’s northeastern facing shore called “Ka'ehu”, where endangered species are spotted and Hawaiian practitioners can still connect with their past. Unfortunately, an endless supply of…