Resources for the Media

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    Conservationists Urge Increased Protections of Silky Sharks at International Meeting

    July 25th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network and partner organizations are calling on the delegates at an upcoming global conservation meeting to take action to reduce the killing of silky sharks. These sharks are targeted for their valuable fins, and are in dire need of greater protections.

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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.

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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).

Sea Turtles

Sharks

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    Conservationists Urge Increased Protections of Silky Sharks at International Meeting

    July 25th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network and partner organizations are calling on the delegates at an upcoming global conservation meeting to take action to reduce the killing of silky sharks. These sharks are targeted for their valuable fins, and are in dire need of greater protections.

  • Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 2.56.53 PM

    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.

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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

  • Photo by PRETOMA.

    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).

Mammals & Seabirds

Got Mercury?

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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

  • Photo by PRETOMA.

    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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    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.

Cocos Expedition

Salmon

Summer Salmon Institute

Education

10,000 Redwoods