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, 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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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Oceana Calls for 'One Name for One Fish' for All U.S. Seafood
Today, Oceana is calling on the federal government to require “one name for one fish” for all seafood in the United States. The importance of species-specific names is detailed in a new analysis released by Oceana today that reveals the health and conservation concerns of using ambiguous names for...
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Monday, July 13, 2015
Ice Breaker Fennica incident demonstrates Shell has not learned lessons of 2012
Automatic Identification System (AIS) data shows the MSV Fennica with a draft of 27 feet repeatedly crossed a rocky shoal previously marked as having a depth of less than 32 feet shortly before the ship was found to be damaged and a 3 foot gouge discovered. This was especially risky behavior given...
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Monday, April 20, 2015
Five Year Anniversary of BP Oil Disaster Highlights Risks of Expanding Offshore Drilling into New Areas
Today marks the five-year anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in United States history. The BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster claimed the lives of 11 workers and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, wreaking havoc on communities, economies, fisheries and...
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Thursday, March 05, 2015
Leading Scientists Set the Record Straight on Seismic Airgun Blasting in the Atlantic: 'Seismic Activity is Likely to Have Significant, Long-lasting, and Widespread Impacts'
Today, 75 leading marine scientists sent a letter to President Obama on the impacts of seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, stating that “the magnitude of the proposed seismic activity is likely to have significant, long-lasting, and widespread impacts on the reproduction and survival of...
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Friday, January 30, 2015
Over 350,000 Acres Leased off Massachusetts Coast for Offshore Wind
Yesterday, the United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) leased over 350,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts for offshore wind energy development. The sale is the largest of its kind in federal waters, almost doubling the space now available for commercial offshore wind projects...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Offshore Wind Would Produce Twice the Jobs and Energy as Offshore Drilling in Atlantic Ocean
Oceana released a new report today that finds offshore wind would produce twice the number of jobs and twice the amount of energy as offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The report, titled Offshore Energy by the Numbers, An Economic Analysis of Offshore Drilling and Wind Energy in the Atlantic...
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