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Oceana Victory—NOAA Backs Down from Undermining State Fin Bans!

After months of public campaigning and pressure by Oceana and other conservation groups, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has officially backed down from a proposal that would undermine bans on the sale of shark fins in Washington, Maryland and California. NOAA has not yet ruled on other states, or clarified whether it will drop … Read more

Scientific American Explains: How to Save the Oceans and Feed the World

“Let’s save the oceans and feed the world.” We’ve been saying that a lot lately, but now we have company. Last week, Bloomberg Philanthropies committed a historic $53 million over five years to improve international fisheries management. The project will help deliver healthy oceans to our future and ensure that 700 million people can eat … Read more

Chef’s Corner: Mario Batali’s Jellyfish Salad

When you think of your favorite seafood dishes, we’re pretty sure that jellyfish is not on your list. But this often-overlooked sea creature can be the star of some very tasty dishes. In the recent issue of Oceana magazine, we featured Chef Mario Batali’s recipe for jellyfish salad.    Chef Mario Batali runs a vast … Read more

Bloomberg by the Numbers: How Boosting Fish Populations Can Feed the World

We’ve been talking a lot this week about Vibrant Oceans, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s initiative. We’ve talked about our plan to work alongside Rare & EKO Asset Management to reform international fisheries management and to rebuild fish populations around the world. But we also need to discuss an equally important reason why this … Read more

Whale Shark Slaughterhouse Discovered in China

Warning: This post discusses a graphic subject, and some photos might be upsetting to readers.  Sharks are still in danger, not just in the U.S. but around the world. WildLifeRisk, a Hong Kong-based conservation group, has recently revealed the world’s largest shark slaughterhouse, which processes hundreds of shark carcasses every year to provide oil for … Read more

Ted Danson Shares the Good News About Bloomberg

If you haven’t already heard, all of us at Oceana have some big news to share with you. Bloomberg Philanthropies is donating $53 million over five years to help us restore fisheries in three of the world’s largest fishing nations: Brazil, Chile, and the Philippines. Today, Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless partnered with board member Ted Danson … Read more

Net Loss – Keeping Sperm Whales Out of Drift Gillnets

In 2010, as many as sixteen sperm whales drowned in drift gillnets intended for swordfish off the coast of California. In the recent issue of Oceana magazine, we cover Oceana’s efforts to protect Pacific sperm whales from this fate. Read an excerpt below, or visit the full article here. Net Loss Marine animals don’t die in nets—they suffocate. … Read more