Resources for the Media

Sea Turtles

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    Marin-Based Non-profit Turtle Island Featured in New United Nations Publication

    December 20th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, a leading ocean and marine conservation organization, is featured in the United Nation’s newest publication The Future of the World Heritage Convention for Marine Conservation, for their work tracking migrating marine wildlife like hammerhead sharks and green sea turtles in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Turtle Island is the primary author of the article, and the organizations scientific findings have showed how the Eastern Tropical Pacific is a region is more connected than previously thought.

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    Marin-Based Wildlife Group Slams EPA Pick

    December 9th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, a Marin-based wildlife organization, is raising a red flag over Donald Trump’s proposed appointment of Scott Pruitt as the head of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pruitt’s record has shown a favoritism towards the oil industry and actions against wildlife. Turtle Island is urging wildlife lovers to contact their Senators to urge them to oppose his Congressional confirmation.

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    Texas & National Bag Law Advocates Blast Texas Attorney General’s Assault on Bag Law

    October 14th, 2016

    State and national bag law advocates convened this week to defend bag ordinances in the wake of embattled Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Texas’ first local law against bag pollution in Brownsville. A range of organizations plan to assist as this issue lands in the lap of the Texas Supreme Court with the City of Laredo appealing a recent decision striking down that city’s bag law.

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    Conservationists Raise Alarm Over Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle Nesting Numbers

    September 6th, 2016

    In the heels of the expansion of Hawaii’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, new information released by federal researchers reveals a dangerous drop in the number of nesting Hawaiian green sea turtles. According to the NOAA Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program, nesting green sea turtle numbers dropped 84 percent compared to last year.

Sharks

  • Photo by George Duffield

    Marin-Based Non-profit Turtle Island Featured in New United Nations Publication

    December 20th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, a leading ocean and marine conservation organization, is featured in the United Nation’s newest publication The Future of the World Heritage Convention for Marine Conservation, for their work tracking migrating marine wildlife like hammerhead sharks and green sea turtles in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Turtle Island is the primary author of the article, and the organizations scientific findings have showed how the Eastern Tropical Pacific is a region is more connected than previously thought.

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    Pacific Fisheries Management Council Nominated for ‘Shark Enemy’ Award by Turtle Island and Host of Concerned Environmental Groups

    December 19th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network officially nominated the Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) for the ‘Shark Enemy’ award by the conservation organization Sharkproject International.

  • Photo by Gage Skidmore

    Marin-Based Wildlife Group Slams EPA Pick

    December 9th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, a Marin-based wildlife organization, is raising a red flag over Donald Trump’s proposed appointment of Scott Pruitt as the head of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pruitt’s record has shown a favoritism towards the oil industry and actions against wildlife. Turtle Island is urging wildlife lovers to contact their Senators to urge them to oppose his Congressional confirmation.

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    Coalition Urges Leaders to Support Senate Bill 1114 to Phase Out Driftnets

    May 9th, 2016

    More than 30 environmental, ocean, conservation, and activist organizations representing over 1 million members signed on to a joint letter today led by Turtle Island Restoration Network calling on California Senators and Assemblymembers to support Senate Bill 1114. This bill would end the most harmful fishing practice on the West Coast by reducing the number of damaging driftnets off the California coast by phasing out remaining driftnet fishing permits and transitioning to more sustainable deep-set buoy gear.

Mammals & Seabirds

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    Killing Continues to Mount in California Drift Gillnet Fishery: Government Adds New Species to Kill List

    January 12th, 2017

    Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service published its final List of Fisheries for 2017. The list classifies U.S. fisheries based on the level of mortality and serious injury that occurs in each fishery.

  • Photo by Gage Skidmore

    Marin-Based Wildlife Group Slams EPA Pick

    December 9th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, a Marin-based wildlife organization, is raising a red flag over Donald Trump’s proposed appointment of Scott Pruitt as the head of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pruitt’s record has shown a favoritism towards the oil industry and actions against wildlife. Turtle Island is urging wildlife lovers to contact their Senators to urge them to oppose his Congressional confirmation.

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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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    Coalition Urges Leaders to Support Senate Bill 1114 to Phase Out Driftnets

    May 9th, 2016

    More than 30 environmental, ocean, conservation, and activist organizations representing over 1 million members signed on to a joint letter today led by Turtle Island Restoration Network calling on California Senators and Assemblymembers to support Senate Bill 1114. This bill would end the most harmful fishing practice on the West Coast by reducing the number of damaging driftnets off the California coast by phasing out remaining driftnet fishing permits and transitioning to more sustainable deep-set buoy gear.

Got Mercury?

  • Photo by Gage Skidmore

    Marin-Based Wildlife Group Slams EPA Pick

    December 9th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, a Marin-based wildlife organization, is raising a red flag over Donald Trump’s proposed appointment of Scott Pruitt as the head of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pruitt’s record has shown a favoritism towards the oil industry and actions against wildlife. Turtle Island is urging wildlife lovers to contact their Senators to urge them to oppose his Congressional confirmation.

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    El Niño Triggers Legal Requirement to Close Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery

    May 19th, 2016

    Environmental groups this week requested NOAA Fisheries meet its legal responsibility to close Southern California waters from swordfish drift gillnets to protect endangered loggerhead sea turtles.

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    Coalition Urges Leaders to Support Senate Bill 1114 to Phase Out Driftnets

    May 9th, 2016

    More than 30 environmental, ocean, conservation, and activist organizations representing over 1 million members signed on to a joint letter today led by Turtle Island Restoration Network calling on California Senators and Assemblymembers to support Senate Bill 1114. This bill would end the most harmful fishing practice on the West Coast by reducing the number of damaging driftnets off the California coast by phasing out remaining driftnet fishing permits and transitioning to more sustainable deep-set buoy gear.

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    California’s Driftnet Fishery: A Costly Toll on the State Economy

    April 26th, 2016

    Turtle Island's new report ‘The Economic Argument Against the California Driftnet Fishery’ outlines how the California driftnet fishery costs more to operate than the wealth that is created by the fishery. The just-released-report examines new data that shows the cost of regulating this dirty fishery would substantially decrease if the California swordfish fishery used more sustainable gear instead of mile-long driftnets.

Cocos Expedition

Salmon

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    Marin Salmon Receive a $935,000 Holiday Gift from California Fish & Wildlife

    December 28th, 2016

    "This exciting project will re-create habitat necessary for the survival and recovery of critically endangered coho salmon, and will correct poor land development policies of the past," said Todd Steiner, biologist and executive director of Turtle Island.

  • Photo by Gage Skidmore

    Marin-Based Wildlife Group Slams EPA Pick

    December 9th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, a Marin-based wildlife organization, is raising a red flag over Donald Trump’s proposed appointment of Scott Pruitt as the head of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pruitt’s record has shown a favoritism towards the oil industry and actions against wildlife. Turtle Island is urging wildlife lovers to contact their Senators to urge them to oppose his Congressional confirmation.

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    MEDIA ADVISORY: Rains Trigger Salmon Spawning Right Now in Marin County, Calif.

    November 14th, 2016

    Endangered coho salmon have returned from ocean to spawn in our local Lagunitas Creek. Sign up for a naturalist-led creek walk tour to look for these fish and learn about their natural history.

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    Otters Follow Salmon Upstream

    November 28th, 2016

    See incredible photos of otters following the salmon migration upstream in Marin, Calif.

Summer Salmon Institute

Education

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