Globally, 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

Protección al tiburón sedoso de la pesquería de palangre

June 17, 2016

Firmen nuestra petición para la protección al tiburón sedoso de la pesquería de palangre

Protect Silky Sharks from Longline Fishing

June 14, 2016

Sign this petition to help protect sharks from tuna and mahi mahi longliners in the Pacific Ocean. Your signature needed by the end of June.

Expand Ocean Protections in Hawaii

May 24, 2016

Join us in calling for the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and better protect sea turtles, sharks, whales, and dolphins in Hawaii.


Economic Benefits of Protecting the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

June 30, 2016

A new study has attached a dollar value to the "natural benefits" of the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean and helps strengthen the case for the Cocos-Ga...

Petition Signatures Calling for Silky Shark Protections Delivered

June 27, 2016

This morning, Turtle Island and our partner organizations hand delivered your petition signatures on the need to protect sharks from tuna and mahi mah...

California’s Driftnet Fishery Puts Sharks in Crosshairs

June 27, 2016

For shark week, Turtle Island is releasing a new report titled, ‘The Deadly Impact of the California Driftnet Fishery on Sharks’. This report out...


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