|Saving Sea Turtles from Shrimp Trawlers|
Accidental capture and drowning in shrimp trawl nets remains the leading killer of sea turtles in the U.S. and the leading killer of the critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles. New TEDs regulations can drastically reduce the death toll.
|Leatherback Bill AB 1776|
SeaTurtles.org is the sponsor of AB 1776 (Fong) that will make the endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle the official marine reptile of California and declare October 15 as Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day.
Loggerhead sea turtles need protections from fisheries, oil spills and climate change to reverse their trajectory toward extinction.
|Saving Sea Turtles from Fisheries|
Large commercial fisheries in U. S. and international waters capture tens of thousands of sea turtles as accidental bycatch each year, and many of these sea turtles are injured or killed.
|Kemp's Ridley Protection|
The Texas coast is the most dangerous place in the world for nesting and migrating Kemp's ridley sea turtles.
|Save the Leatherback Campaign|
Leatherback sea turtles are the largest, deepest diving of all sea turtle species and are found swimming in all oceans across the globe. Industrial fishing practices combined with illegal poaching, deadly vessel strikes, and ocean pollution have driven leatherbacks towards extinction.
|Marine Stewardship Council|
The Marine Stewardship Council is considering harmful longline fisheries for sustainable certification that harm endangered sea turtles, marine mammals and seabirds
|Climate Change and Sea Turtles|
Due to the unique natural history of sea turtles, the impacts of global warming are likely to deliver a triple whammy that will be devastating- unless we act quickly.
|America's Cup in San Francisco|
Last year, San Francisco Bay was chosen as the site of the 2012-2013 America’s Cup sailboat races and world series, international sporting events that are expected to draw hundreds of thousands of spectators and media to the region.
|California Fishery EcoLabeling|
The California Ocean Protection Council is developing an eco-labeling program for state fisheries to achieve certification as sustainable. Turtle Island Restoration Network is a member of the advisory panel working to develop standards for the California Sustainable Seafood Initiative.