The Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, a bill to phase out large mesh drift gillnets used in federal waters off the coast of California has reintroduced by U.S. Senators […]Read More
On November 19th, NOAA initiated the process to designate portions of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a national marine sanctuary. This designation would build on existing management by adding conservation benefits and enhancing […]Read More
Currently the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is in the process of collecting public comments to support the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. This Sanctuary will protect a remote and lightly impacted coastal area off the California Coastline between Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, critical habitat for sea otters, whales and other endangered species, is sensitive habitat and has significant cultural value for Native Chumash people.
On Thursday January 6 the public can attend the final virtual public hearing for the proposed sanctuary.
Public comment periods are now open for both designations. Add your voice for the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary here, and learn more about Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument here.Read More
There is an urgent opportunity to join us in taking action today to protect Hawai’ian reefs. Send a letter to BLNR today to ban the collection fo reef fish for aquariums.Read More
The California driftnet fishery is responsible for the annual killing of thousands of innocent seabirds, marine mammals and sharks in California waters and is the only fishery where these harmful nets are still used in the United States.Read More
Hawai’i has just proclaimed all sharks are protected from fishing, yet sharks rely on healthy fish and coral reefs to survive. With Hawaiian cultural leaders, In Defense of Animals, The Dark Hobby and local activists we are calling for a complete halt to commercial. collection and export of reef fish.”Read More
American trade feeds an intense global demand for shark fins. A new bill could help close several critical gaps in the rules. Op-Eds in the Revelator June 23, 2021 – […]Read More
The Aquarium Trade is Trying to Obtain Commercial Permits to Extract Wildlife from Hawai’i Reefs!Read More
The bill when passed into law will make it illegal to possess, buy, sell, or transport shark fins or any product containing shark fins,Read More