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.

Releases by this organization

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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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Monday, June 05, 2017
Trump Administration Gets One Step Closer to Approving Seismic Airgun Blasting off East Coast
Today, the Trump administration issued draft Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, an extremely loud and dangerous process used to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean’s surface. By issuing these draft IHAs for public comment...
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
Oceana Sues Trump Administration to Protect Overfished Dusky Sharks
Today, Oceana, represented by Earthjustice, has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its continued failure to end the overfishing of dusky sharks in U.S. waters and rebuild the depleted population, as required by law. The lawsuit was filed in response to a final rule the federal...
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Friday, January 06, 2017
President Obama Denies All Pending Permits for Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean
Today, the Obama administration formally denied all pending permits to conduct seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. Seismic airgun blasting , an extremely loud and dangerous process used to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean’s surface, was originally proposed in an area...
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
President Obama Permanently Protects Important Areas of Atlantic Ocean from Offshore Drilling
Today, the Obama administration moved to permanently protect important areas of the Atlantic Ocean from offshore drilling . Using his authority under section 12(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, President Obama is withdrawing 3.8 million acres in the north and mid-Atlantic Ocean from...
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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Obama Administration Announces Final Rule to Address Illegal Fishing and Seafood Fraud in United States
Today, the Obama administration announced a final rule to implement the Seafood Import Monitoring Program to address illegal fishing and seafood fraud in the United States. The final rule will require imported seafood at risk of illegal fishing and seafood fraud to be traced from the fishing boat...
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