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

Increase Protections for Silky Sharks

July 25, 2016

Sign our petition calling on Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua to support listing silky sharks, under Appendix II of CITES (the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Spec...

Expand Ocean Protections in Hawaii

August 3, 2016

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

Fortalecimiento de la Protección del Tiburón Sedoso

July 25, 2016

El tiburón sedoso, un importante depredador en la cúspide de la cadena alimenticia que ayuda a mantener la salud y la productividad de los ecosistemas oceánicos, recibe su nombre por su piel lisa y...


Statement on Creation of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

August 26, 2016

"Thousands of Turtle Island Restoration Network members wrote personal letters to President Obama calling on him to use his executive powers to protec...

Largest Protected Area on Earth Created Today

August 26, 2016

Thousands of Turtle Island members took time to write personal letters to President Obama urging him to further protect one of crown Jewell of Hawaii ...

Win a spot on our Cocos Island Research Expedition Nov. 29 – Dec. 9 2016!

August 24, 2016

Win a dive trip to Cocos Island - Nov. 29 to Dec. 9, 2016! Purchase a raffle ticket for $100 today. You will have a 1 in 200 chance to win a 10-day s...


Sharks Resources