2022 - Oceana USA

Groups Renew Call for Biden to Finalize Drilling Plan with #NoNewLeases

On November 15, Oceana, other environmental groups, and frontline communities hosted a virtual event to urge President Biden to uphold his campaign commitment and stop the expansion of dirty and dangerous offshore drilling by finalizing a five-year plan with #NoNewLeases. Oceana climate and energy campaign director Diane Hoskins moderated the panel discussion where speakers urged … Read more

Putting the ‘Protected’ in Marine Protected Areas: How MPAs Can Be More Effective

Healthy and abundant oceans provide food, recreation, and livelihoods for people around the world. The ocean is home to over 190,000 known kinds of fish, sharks, whales, sea turtles, corals, sponges, sea grasses, and many other unique living things.1 Protecting this marine life from overfishing, pollution, habitat destruction, and climate change is key to creating … Read more

Small Boats, Big Problems

Every year, the approximately 340 remaining critically endangered North Atlantic right whales swim from Florida to eastern Canada, facing a wide range of threats. These whales risk entanglement in fishing gear and being struck by boats. More than 50 right whales are entangled each year and more than 80% have signs of being entangled each … Read more

Chef Q&A for National Seafood Month

It’s National Seafood Month! For the month of October, we celebrate seafood. Why? Because it’s good for you, good for the economy, and good for the world. In the U.S. alone, the fishing industry provides nearly 2 million jobs and over $250 billion to the economy. But seafood can be problematic when it’s illegally caught, … Read more

Scientists urge the president to stop new offshore oil drilling

Last week, more than 100 scientists sent a letter to President Biden and Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland calling for an end to new leasing for offshore drilling, citing concerns over greenhouse gas emissions, risks of oil spills, and chronic local pollution. The letter came in response to the Biden-Harris administration’s proposal for … Read more

The I, U, and U in IUU Fishing

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, otherwise known as ‘IUU fishing’, is a major threat to our oceans. It depletes fish populations, damages marine ecosystems, and puts the people that catch and eat seafood at risk. Additionally, IUU fishing costs the global economy $26 billion to $50 billion every year, jeopardizing the livelihoods of fishers and … Read more


You might be wondering, “How can an international trade agreement protect whales?” The short answer is the current trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada not only dictates how trade happens between the countries, but also requires the three governments to uphold and effectively enforce their own environmental laws, which includes laws to … Read more


With Valentine’s Day approaching, I want to highlight a particular relationship that’s gone on for too long: It’s unhealthy, draining, and it gets worse every minute. I’m talking about industry’s relationship with single-use plastic.   Like a problematic partner, single-use plastic is everywhere. Its remnants have crept into the ends of the Earth, from the Mariana Trench … Read more