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(Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting) Coastal states take great pride in providing their consumers with fresh, locally caught seafood. But ask yourself this…how do we know that what’s on the menu is what we’re actually being served? Last year,...Show More Summary
(Photo: U.S. Geological Survey) An ice-ridden, remote, ecologically-rich, and picturesque region of Alaska’s Arctic will remain that way, at least for 2014. On January 30, Royal Dutch Shell’s new CEO, Ben van Beurden, made the announcement...Show More Summary
Oceana ran a series of Metro ads urging NOAA to side with sharks, not shark finners. (Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting) After months of public campaigning and pressure by Oceana and other conservation groups, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...Show More Summary
(Photo: J. Stephen Conn) Last Thursday, a natural gas well operating off the coast of Louisiana began leaking methane gas into the air. Given the recent number of large number of spills and leaks taking place on Gulf rigs, it’s hard to believe that the federal government is now considering allowing drilling to take place in the Atlantic Ocean. Show More Summary
(Photo: Oceana /Jenn Hueting) “Let’s save the oceans and feed the world.” We’ve been saying that a lot lately, but now we have company. Last week, Bloomberg Philanthropies committed a historic $53 million over five years to improve international fisheries management. Show More Summary
(Photo: Ken Goodman Photography) When you think of your favorite seafood dishes, we’re pretty sure that jellyfish is not on your list. But this often-overlooked sea creature can be the star of some very tasty dishes. In the recent issue of Oceana magazine, we featured Chef Mario Batali’s recipe for jellyfish salad.
(Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting) We’ve been talking a lot this week about Vibrant Oceans, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s initiative. We’ve talked about our plan to work alongside Rare & EKO Asset Management to reform international fisheries management and to rebuild fish populations around the world. Show More Summary
(All photos: WildLifeRisk) Warning: This post discusses a graphic subject, and some photos might be upsetting to readers. Sharks are still in danger, not just in the U.S. but around the world. WildLifeRisk, a Hong Kong-based conservation...Show More Summary
(Photo: Oceana/ Carlos Suarez) If you haven't already heard, all of us at Oceana have some bug news to share with you. Bloomberg Philanthropies is donating $53 million over five years to help us restore fisheries in three of the world’s largest fishing nations: Brazil, Chile, and the Philippines. Show More Summary
(Photo: Oceana) The political world, recently, spent much time speculating about what former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would do next after leaving office. And, I have very good news to share—one of Mayor Bloomberg’s new goals...Show More Summary
(Photo: Shane K) In the midst of heated debates along the U.S. Atlantic coast regarding seismic testing, citizens in the Caribbean are waging their own war against energy companies who want to use this technology to search for oil and gas deposits. Seismic airguns have been shown to reduce catch rates, harm marine mammals, and threaten the livelihood of coastal communities.
(Photo: Oceana EUO / Keith Ellenbogen) In 2010, as many as sixteen sperm whales drowned in drift gillnets intended for swordfish off the coast of California. In the recent issue of Oceana magazine, we cover Oceana’s efforts to protect Pacific sperm whales from this fate. Read an excerpt below, or visit the full article here.
(Photo: Brent Flanders) People don’t often think of international trade laws when they think of ocean conservation. But international trade agreements, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, are immensely important for ending harmful practices...Show More Summary
(Photo: Choo Yut Shing) Each year, millions of sharks are slaughtered for their fins to meet the demand for shark fin soup. Over the past few years, several U.S. states passed laws against the trade in shark fins to help shut down the market. In the recent issue of Oceana magazine, we reveal how a government agency is taking steps to undermine these bans.
(Photo: Oceana) Each year, Oceana undertakes several scientific expeditions to explore and gather data about our ocean’s many ecosystems. In the recent issue of Oceana magazine, we cover three of these exciting expeditions from last year. Read an excerpt below, or visit the full article here.
(Photo: Red) By Randy Sturgill The waters off the North Carolina coast are known as the “graveyard of the Atlantic.” Since the 16th century, thousands of ships have wrecked on the area’s deadly capes and shoals. Even today, mariners still dread these places, including familiar places like Cape Hattaras, Cape Lookout, and Cape Fear.
(Photo: Oceana) Ocean cosnervationists talk a lot about "bycatch" and "discards." But what exacty do these terms mean? In each issue of Oceana magazine, fisheries scientist and Oceana board member Dr. Daniel Pauly breaks down a commonly used fisheries term. In the recent issue, Dr. Pauly explains these technical terms and how they contribue to overfishing.
(Photo: FWC Fish and Wildlife) The North Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered species in the U.S. and the rarest of all the large whales. Commercial whaling reduced their population to just a few hundred individuals, and the species is still struggling to recover. Show More Summary
The New Year promises to bring many exciting changes here at Oceana. The first among many exciting piece of news is that Oceana recently hired a new Vice President to lead conservation efforts in our Belize office—Janelle Chanona.
(Photo: Dan Century) The offshore wind industry rang in 2014 on a high note: both the Cape Wind and Block Island projects will qualify for the critically important Investment Tax Credit (ITC)! These two projects are in the running to be the first offshore wind farm in the United States. Show More Summary