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Cobie Smulders Calls for Ending Fisheries Subsidies in the Pacific

People don’t often think of international trade laws when they think of ocean conservation. But international trade agreements, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, are immensely important for ending harmful practices like overfishing. Today, Oceana’s VP for Chile, Alex Muñoz, partnered with Canadian actress Cobie Smulders write an editorial for the Huffington Post about how the Trans-Pacific … Read more

Diving In: The Story Behind Three Oceana Expeditions

Each year, Oceana undertakes several scientific expeditions to explore and gather data about our ocean’s many ecosystems. In the recent issue of Oceana magazine, we cover three of these exciting expeditions from last year. Read an excerpt below, or visit the full article here.   Diving In: Three Oceana expeditions offer a rare glimpse of … Read more

Fins Are Finished

Each year, millions of sharks are slaughtered for their fins to meet the demand for shark fin soup. Over the past few years, several U.S. states passed laws against the trade in shark fins to help shut down the market. In the recent issue of Oceana magazine, we reveal how a government agency is taking steps to undermine these … Read more

Ask Dr. Pauly: What are bycatch and discards?

Ocean conservationists talk a lot about “bycatch” and “discards.” But what exacty do these terms mean? In each issue of Oceana magazine, fisheries scientist and Oceana board member Dr. Daniel Pauly breaks down a commonly used fisheries term. In the recent issue, Dr. Pauly explains these technical terms and how they contribue to overfishing.  Bycatch and discards are two … Read more

CEO Note: Right Whales Left Out

The North Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered species in the U.S. and the rarest of all the large whales. Commercial whaling reduced their population to just a few hundred individuals, and the species is still struggling to recover. Their migration route along the East Coast and habit of feeding at the … Read more

CEO Note: Janelle Chanona to Lead Oceana Belize

The New Year promises to bring many exciting changes here at Oceana. The first among many exciting pieces of news is that Oceana recently hired a new Vice President to lead conservation efforts in our Belize office—Janelle Chanona. Janelle, a long time anchor for Channel 5 in Belize, most recently ran her own media and … Read more

Don’t Let Congress Crush Offshore Wind’s Growing Momentum

The offshore wind industry rang in 2014 on a high note: both the Cape Wind and Block Island projects will qualify for the critically important Investment Tax Credit (ITC)!  These two projects are in the running to be the first offshore wind farm in the United States. But because Congress allowed the ITC for offshore … Read more

CEO Note: Looking Back on 2013

Everyone here at Oceana is eagerly looking forward to a new year of campaigning for our oceans. But before we set off, I’d like to look back at our accomplishments throughout 2013. Just a few months ago I marked 10 years of working for Oceana, and I can easily say that it was our most … Read more