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

Defend our Marine Monuments

May 8, 2017

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

Oppose Trump’s Anti-Oceans Executive Orders

April 28, 2017

Send an email to President Trump today to defend marine monuments and oppose offshore oil drilling.

Tell Fishery Managers: End Deadly Driftnets

April 26, 2017

Tell the Pacific Fishery Management Council to require fishermen to replace harmful drift gillnets with safer gear.


Turtle Island Restoration Network Wins $10,000 “Innovation in Technology” Award for Hammerhead Shark Photo ID Project

September 18, 2017

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Todd Steiner, 415 488-7652, tsteiner@tirn.net NASHVILLE, TN — Turtle Island Restoration Network, an environmental organiz...

TIRN Statement on Zinke’s National Monument Comments

August 24, 2017

Despite Zinke's public statement, TIRN remains concerned about potential increases in oil and gas drilling and industrial fishing in protected areas.

New Offshore Oil and Gas Program Flawed

August 21, 2017

Read TIRN's comments criticizing the new 5-year US offshore oil and gas drilling program which we find both unnecessary and flawed.


Sharks Resources