4 Star 88x31Globally, shark species are facing steep declines in many populations. Indiscriminate industrial fishing has reduced the biomass of large predators such as tunas and sharks by up to 90 percent since the 1950s. Turtle Island is working to protect shark populations by reducing the capture in industrial fishing operations, challenging the shark fin trade, and conducting research to develop the scientific basis for protected areas and policy change. Read more below to learn about our work to protect sharks.


Action & Events

#MonumentMonday: Pacific Remote Islands

May 19, 2017

In April 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order that calls for a review of all national monuments created or expanded in the past

Defend our Marine Monuments

May 8, 2017

Sign our petition asking Secretary of the Interior Zinke to defend protections for 5 national marine monuments.

Attorneys Wanted: Representation Needed to Protect Ocean Wildlife

May 2, 2017

It is time to take the fight against wildlife trafficking from the coast to the courts. The National Whistleblower Center (NWC) recently launched its Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program, and it is n...


The Butterflies of the Sea are Disappearing

May 17, 2017

Pteropods, small floating sea snails, are dissolving, providing a great indicator of current Ocean Acidification.

Whistleblowers Important to Protect Endangered Species

May 9, 2017

Turtle Island Restoration Network is working with the Global Wildlife Whistleblower Program to encourage people across the world to report wildlife cr...

Your Calls Mattered – Texas Leaves Plastic Bag Ban in Place

March 16, 2017

We asked you to call Texas state senators, and voice your opposition to ending the ban of plastic bags in the state. And they heard you!


Sharks Resources