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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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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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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