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

Help Win a Shark Sanctuary in Brazil

March 8, 2017

Send an email to help protect sharks and rays in the last major shark diving spot in Brazil.

Help Stop Human Rights Abuse in Hawaii’s Fisheries

February 22, 2017

Call on Hawaiian legislators to help stop human rights abuses in Hawaiian commercial fishing.

Defend Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

March 24, 2017

Urge the US National Marine Fisheries Service to protect oceanic whitetip sharks by March 29th!


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!

Say No to Texas Senate Bill 103

March 12, 2017

Say NO to Texas Senate Bill 103 Texas State Senators are voting on Senate Bill 103 which will ultimately allow the use of plastic bags throughout th...

Huffman, Newsom Oppose Federalization of Drift Net Fishery

March 12, 2017

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom have both written strongly worded letters to governing agencies voicing their oppos...


Sharks Resources