Oceana

Oceana is the largest international ocean conservation and advocacy organization. Oceana works to protect and restore the world’s oceans through targeted policy campaigns.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Groups Seek Court Order Blocking Atlantic Seismic Blasting
A group of conservation organizations today asked a federal judge to block the start of harmful seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, a precursor to offshore drilling, until the case can be fully heard in court. The motion for a preliminary injunction filed in federal court in Charleston...
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Friday, November 30, 2018
Feds to Authorize Companies to Harm Dolphins and Whales with Seismic Airgun Blasting Activities in Atlantic Ocean
Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service will authorize companies to harm marine mammals like dolphins and whales with seismic airgun blasting activities in the Atlantic Ocean. This dangerous and extremely loud exploration method is used by private companies to identify potential oil and gas...
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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Senate Committee Advances Bill to End Destructive Drift Gillnet Fishing for Swordfish
Today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation unanimously passed the bipartisan Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act ( S. 2773 ), a significant step forward in ending the destructive and wasteful use of drift gillnets to catch swordfish off California. These mile-...
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
New Economic Analysis Finds Trump Administration’s Offshore Drilling Plan Threatens 2.6 Million Jobs and Nearly $180 Billion in GDP
Oceana released a new economic analysis today, which finds that the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan threatens more than 2.6 million jobs and nearly $180 billion in GDP for only two years’-worth of oil and just over one year’s-worth of gas at current consumption rates. Specifically,...
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Oceanic Whitetip First Shark Listed as “Threatened” in the Continental U.S. Atlantic
Today, the Trump administration announced the oceanic whitetip shark will be listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act, the first shark species to receive these protections in Atlantic continental U.S. waters. Although it was historically considered one of the most abundant shark...
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Friday, November 03, 2017
Feds Stalling on Finalizing Rule to Address Sea Turtle Deaths in Gulf and Atlantic Shrimp Trawls
Today, Oceana reinitiated a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia as a result of the Trump administration’s failure to finalize new protections for sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. Every year, the federal government allows shrimp trawls in the...
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Monday, October 23, 2017
200 Scientists Urge Congress to Protect Key U.S. Fisheries Law
Today, more than 200 scientists from across the United States sent a letter urging Congress to protect the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which is the primary law governing marine fisheries management in U.S. waters. The letter, led by Dr. Andrew Rosenberg of the...
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Congress Considers Industry Giveaways for Offshore Drilling
Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on new legislation to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), which would provide industry giveaways for offshore drilling. If passed, the Accessing Strategic Resources Offshore Act (...
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Renowned Surfers Rally to Support a U.S. Ban on Shark Fins
Today, over 85 surfers, surf businesses and surf publications sent a letter to Congress in support of the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act (S. 793/H.R. 1456), which would ban the buying and selling of shark fins in the United States. Signed by renowned surfers like waterman Laird Hamilton, world...
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
EU Countries Authorized Their Vessels To Fish Unlawfully In African Waters
Oceana today released a new report highlighting unlawful fishing* activities, authorized by four European countries, in the waters of The Gambia and Equatorial Guinea between April 2012 and August 2015. Using data from Global Fishing Watch, an online technology tool that provides the first global...
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