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, May 27, 2016
Oceana Embarks on 10-Week Expedition to Explore Deep-Sea Areas in Malta
Today Oceana launched its second expedition to document previously unexplored marine areas in Malta as part of the LIFE BaĦAR for N2K project . Scientists from several countries including Malta will research underwater caves, sand banks and reefs in order to provide the Maltese government with...
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Oceana Asks EU Countries to Stop Delaying Action and End Overfishing in the Mediterranean Now!
Oceana calls on EU Commission and Member States to take responsibility and end overfishing in the Mediterranean once and for all. The obligation to sustainably manage stocks was set by the Common Fisheries Policy in 2002 and since then the number of overexploited stocks has kept increasing, with 93...
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
New Oceana Report Highlights Long-Term Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster
Today, Oceana released a new report titled “ Time for Action: Six Years After Deepwater Horizon ” that highlights the long-term impacts of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, which began six years ago next week. In the report, Oceana reviews the most recently published research that...
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Monday, April 11, 2016
Launch of Scientific Expedition Brings Hope to Threatened Marine Life in the Sound
Today, Oceana launches a research expedition in the Sound to document its fragile marine habitats and species and reveal the effects of the human activities threatening this biodiversity. Located between Sweden and Denmark, the Sound connects the brackish Baltic Sea to the saltier North Sea,...
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Thursday, March 31, 2016
New Italian Vessel List is Not Enough to Recover Heavily Overfished Mediterranean Swordfish
Oceana welcomes the establishment of an official register of Italian vessels authorised to catch Mediterranean swordfish based on actual catches [1] but warns that much more is needed to secure the recovery of this long overfished stock. In 2015, Italy reported a fleet of over 8,400 vessels...
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
New Oceana Maps Show At-Risk Atlantic Marine Life Threatened by Unnecessary Seismic Airgun Blasting
Today, Oceana released a new set of maps that show the threat of seismic airgun blasting to important marine life off the East Coast. Specifically, the maps depict the overlapbetween current seismic airgun permit application areas in the Atlantic and known habitats for at-risk turtles, whales and...
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Thursday, February 04, 2016
Presidential Task Force Takes Bold Steps to Address IUU Fishing & Seafood Fraud
Today, the Presidential Task Force on Combatting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud released a proposed rule aimed at tackling these problems in the United States. The rule, which is open for public comment for 60 days, proposed new requirements for seafood,...
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Coastal Leaders Come to Washington to Urge President Obama to Abandon Atlantic Drilling
Today, coastal leaders from Virginia to Florida are in Washington, D.C. to urge President Obama to abandon his proposed plan to open the Atlantic Ocean to industrial offshore drilling for the first time in U.S. history. The visit, which includes meetings with federal elected and appointed officials...
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
New Oceana Study Reveals Scary News about America’s Favorite Fish
Oceana released a new study today that reveals mislabeling of America’s favorite fish – salmon. Oceana collected 82 salmon samples from restaurants and grocery stores and found that 43 percent were mislabeled. DNA testing confirmed that most of the mislabeling (69 percent) consisted of farmed...
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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Oceana Commends NOAA on BP Settlement and Urges President to Protect Atlantic and Arctic from Similar Disasters
Following the announcement that the United States had finalized a $20.8 billion settlement with BP over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Oceana’s vice president for the U.S. Jacqueline Savitz released the following statement: “The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
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