Nearly one billion people currently do not have enough to eat. The demand for food is projected to increase 70 percent by 2050 as the population grows to an expected nine billion. An often-overlooked solution to this problem is our oceans. A fully productive ocean could provide one nutritious meal a day for 700 million people, or 13 to 15 percent of the animal protein produced on the entire planet. Moreover, wild-caught ocean fish uses no land, needs negligible amounts of water, is the lowest cost per pound to obtain, and provides human health benefits.
Unfortunately, ocean productivity is drastically declining due to overfishing, destructive fishing practices, marine habitat loss and pollution. If action is not taken to reverse this trend now, wild seafood may soon disappear as a major food source for a hungry planet. There is good news, however: restoring wild seafood is achievable and there are many examples of fish rebounding under science-based management, which is also surprisingly feasible. Science gives us clear direction about how to manage fish recovery. Fish will recover if we –
Oceana is headquartered in Washington, DC and has offices in New York City, NY; Juneau, AK, Portland, OR, Monterey, CA, City of Belmopan, Belize; Brussels, Belgium; Brasilia, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Copenhagen, Denmark; Lima, Peru; Manila, Philippines; Madrid, Spain; the legal entities in Belize, Brazil, Spain, and the United Kingdom follow the host country’s regulations and, as a result, are incorporated as independent entities. Oceana boasts a worldwide staff in excess of 200 full time professionals and an annual operating budget of approximately $43 million dollars.
The Graphic Designer leads efforts to create compelling visuals (in print and web) to achieve Oceana’s goal of building a political constituency for the oceans, helping Oceana build the premiere brand in ocean conservation and providing design for Oceana’s magazine, websites, and publications. The Graphic Designer, as time allows, also provides support to Oceana’s campaign and development departments. The Graphic Designer provides design services primarily to Oceana, North America and also provides secondary support to Oceana’s other international offices.
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