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.

Campaigns

Action & Events

Costa Rica: Protect Endangered Sea Turtles and Sharks

December 11, 2015

Costa Rica used to be known as the shining beacon in protecting our oceans.But now the new Costa Rican President is threatening to roll back protections for endangered sea turtles and sharks.

Costa Rica: Don’t Break Promises to Protect Endangered Sea Turtles and Sharks

October 30, 2015

Costa Rica used to be known as the shining beacon in protecting our oceans. But now, the new Costa Rican President is threatening to roll back protections for endangered sea turtles and sharks.

Tell U.S. Airline Carriers Not to Fly Shark Fins

March 14, 2015

An estimated 100 million sharks are killed each year, and many of those sharks are killed for their fins alone. Please ask U.S. airlines to say 'no' to flying shark fins from ports to plates.

News

Full Page Ad Calls on Senate Leadership to Address California Driftnet Fishery

May 22, 2016

Today, a leading marine conservation organization, Turtle Island Restoration Network, placed a full-page ad in the Orange County Register calling on t...

Just Released Graphic Photos Expose Carnage of Deadly California Driftnet Fishery

May 20, 2016

Turtle Island Restoration released graphic photos exposing the deadly bycatch of mutilated dolphins, whales, sharks and sea turtles just days before a...

Action at All Levels to End the Use of California Driftnets

May 19, 2016

Turtle Island Restoration Network is leading the charge to phase out deadly driftnets. More than 250 scientists and more than 30 organizations represe...

 

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