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    Turtle Island Restoration Network Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

    November 27th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

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    Sharks Win Protections at International Wildlife Treaty Meeting

    October 3rd, 2016

    Today Turtle Island Restoration Network, a leading ocean and marine conservation organization, helped win protections for sharks and rays at a major international wildlife meeting taking place in South Africa.

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    Silky Sharks Singled Out as Species to Protect at International Conservation Meeting in Hawai’i

    September 8th, 2016

    This week, participants at an international conservation meeting in Hawaii set a new bar in the conservation of imperiled sharks by overwhelming voting in favor of a resolution to increase protections for silky sharks, a species facing dangerous declines due to industrial fishing practices.

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    California’s Driftnet Fishery Puts Sharks in Crosshairs

    June 27th, 2016

    For shark week, Turtle Island is releasing a new report titled, ‘The Deadly Impact of the California Driftnet Fishery on Sharks’. This report outlines how the California driftnet fishery is taking a deadly toll on shark populations and finds that fully 15 percent of the catch in the California driftnet fishery are sharks, many of them listed and protected under international treaties and agreements.

Mammals & Seabirds

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    Turtle Island Restoration Network Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

    November 27th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

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    Turtle Island Wins Victory for Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles Threatened by the California Driftnet Fishery for Swordfish

    October 14th, 2016

    A newly proposed rule would put in in place limits on the number of fin, humpback, sperm whales, leatherback, loggerhead, olive ridley, green sea turtles, short-fin pilot whales, and bottlenose dolphins that the California driftnet fishery for swordfish can catch.

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    Lawsuit Launched to Protect West Coast Whales From Dying in Nets

    September 12th, 2016

    Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect endangered whales from mile-long drift gillnets and strings of sablefish pots off the West Coast. After two years of record reports of whales entangled in fishing gear off the West Coast — more than 60 in 2015 alone — 40 whales were reportedly entangled as of June 30, putting 2016 on pace to break records again. New information indicates that one humpback whale population that migrates from Central America to feed off California consists of only about 400 individuals.

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    Dolphins & Whales Illuminate the California State Capitol

    May 25th, 2016

    Late last night Turtle Island and the SF Projection Department lit up the State Capitol of California with images of dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and sea lions.

Got Mercury?

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    Turtle Island Restoration Network Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

    November 27th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

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    Costa Rica’s Silky Shark Conservation Proposal Undermines Global Shark Conservation Efforts

    June 23rd, 2016

    Conservationist Urge Adoption of EU Proposal at Tuna Meeting to Prevent Silky Shark Extinction For Immediate Release: June 23, 2016 CONTACT: Randall Arauz International

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    Conservationists Appeal for Protection of Silky Sharks

    June 20th, 2016

    Conservationists are calling on the global community to increase protections for silky sharks under the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC),* which is holding its annual meeting next week in Southern California. In particular, conservationists are supporting a proposal from the European Union (E.U.) that calls for 3-month closures on targeted silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) fisheries, and for banning the use of wire leaders (a type of gear that catches more sharks).

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    Study Shows Shark Meat in Costa Rican Markets Has High Levels of Toxic Mercury

    June 6th, 2016

    New data from George Mason University has revealed that shark meat sold in San Jose and Heredia food markets contain high levels of toxic mercury. The levels are so high that three shark species tested exceed U.S. federal health guidelines. Advocates are advising consumers, and especially women and children, to not buy shark due to risks to human health.

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