Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute (MOCMI) coordinates response to sick, injured, distressed, or expired sea turtles on the island of Maui, Hawaiʻi in partnership and coordination with NOAA Fisheries (as per regulations: 50 CFR Part 222.301).
To report a sick or injured sea turtle, please contact us on our 24-hour Sea Turtle Stranding Response Hotline at (888) 256-9840.
We understand that accidental interactions can happen when fishing, even when fishers are fishing responsibly. To help reduce additional injury or death to accidentally caught turtles, fishers are encouraged to follow these best practice guidelines. If a sea turtle is injured, please call our team at 888-256-9840.