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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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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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
New Oceana Animated Maps Show Dolphins and Whales Threatened by Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean
Today, Oceana released new animated maps showing dolphins and whales threatened by proposed seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. The maps, which are based on groundbreaking research from Duke University’s Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, draw from 23 years of data to show us the density of...
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Thursday, June 09, 2016
Oceana Applauds New Bipartisan Letter to President Obama Aimed at Protecting Atlantic Ocean from Seismic Airgun Blasting
Today, a new bipartisan letter signed by XX Members of Congress, led by Reps. Mark Sanford (R-SC) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), sent a bi-partisan letter to President Obama urging him to deny seismic airgun blasting permits for the Atlantic Ocean that are currently pending at the Bureau of Ocean...
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Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Progress in Marine Protection Hampered by Rising Sea Pollution
On the occasion of World Oceans Day today, 8 June, Oceana warns of the detrimental impact rubbish dumping and waste pollution is having on the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. Such continued misuse of the world’s oceans as a dumping ground is hampering global conservation efforts to protect...
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Tuesday, June 07, 2016
New Traceability Rule Doesn’t Go Far Enough to Stop Seafood Fraud in US
Today, Oceana released a new report revealing shortfalls in the Obama administration’s proposed traceability rule to address seafood fraud in the United States. The report analyzes scientific studies, government documents and news reports since 2001 that identify examples of seafood fraud (species...
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
22,000 EU Vessels Fishing Outside EU Waters Highlights Need for Greater Transparency
The recently-updated WhoFishesFar.org website has today revealed that 22,085 EU vessels have operated in non-EU waters since 2008. The list, however, falls short on European vessels operating under private agreements with African countries which remain completely under the radar. Oceana is...
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