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    Joanie Steinhaus Appointed to Advisory Council

    May 15th, 2017

    Turtle Island Campaign Director, Gulf Coast has been appointed to the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, for Conservation. The Council has sixteen voting members,

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    Gray whale entangled in 100-foot gillnet is strong reminder why CA should end state’s drift gillnet fishery for swordfish

    April 28th, 2017

    A gray whale was found off driftnetthe coast of southern California recently with a 100-foot-long gillnet wrapped around its tail. Even after removal of most of the net, the injured whale continued to have difficulty swimming, a dire fact for an animal expected to be on its way to Alaska.

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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.

Sharks

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    Campaign Launched in Mexico to Warn About the Health Risks of Eating Shark Meat

    July 6th, 2017

    Turtle Island has launched a campaign in Baja California, Mexico to warn seafood consumers about the health risks of consuming fish high in mercury, especially shark meat.

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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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    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.

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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.

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.

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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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    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?

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    Campaign Launched in Mexico to Warn About the Health Risks of Eating Shark Meat

    July 6th, 2017

    Turtle Island has launched a campaign in Baja California, Mexico to warn seafood consumers about the health risks of consuming fish high in mercury, especially shark meat.

  • 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.

Cocos Expedition

Salmon

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    UC Berkeley Professor & SPAWN to Study Dam Releases to Determine Best Flow for Salmon

    May 18th, 2017

    Olema CA May 18, 2017 – SPAWN has been awarded $158,000 from the Wildlife Conservation Board to determine the most effective schedule and amount of water releases from Kent Lake that will benefit growth and survival of juvenile coho salmon and steelhead trout in Lagunitas Creek.

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    SPAWN Update: Executive Director’s Letter to the Editor Results in Marin IJ Editorial

    February 23rd, 2017

    A Letter to the Editor from SPAWN and Turtle Island Restoration Network's biologist and Executive Director, Todd Steiner, has resulted in an Editorial in the Marin Independent News supporting SPAWN's lawsuit against Marin County.

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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.

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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.

Summer Salmon Institute

Education

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