Today, only about 400 North Atlantic right whales remain, including fewer than 100 breeding females. To reverse course, North Atlantic right whales must be protected from fishing gear entanglements and ship strikes
The Trump Administration is allowing companies to blast the ocean with noise in the search for oil. Seismic airgun blasting is disruptive and harmful to the marine environment, and is the first step in a process that will pave the way to dirty and dangerous offshore drilling.
The Magnuson-Stevens Act is our key fisheries law that helps ensure our fisheries are healthy and our waters remain abundant for generations to come.
Orcas are icons of the Pacific Northwest, but one population that frequents Washington's Salish Sea is struggling to survive.
Tell law makers to defend the Magnuson-Stevens act.
The Trump administration has announced radical plans to open our oceans to offshore drilling. Tell Secretary Zinke to #ProtectOurCoast.
While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, shark fins – including imports from countries that allow finning – continue to be bought and sold throughout the U.S.
The Magnuson-Stevens Act, our key fisheries management law is under threat. If some in Congress have their way, our oceans will be pillaged for the sake of short-term profits.
For 45 years, the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) has provided vital protections for marine mammals in U.S. waters, including dolphins, whales and seals.
When placed in trawl nets, TEDs are 97 percent effective at allowing sea turtles to swim free. But not all trawls are required to use TEDs. And the government is dragging its feet. Without expanding the number of nets with TEDs, thousands of sea turtles could be at risk EVERY year.
The seafloor along the U.S. Pacific coast is teeming with life. This habitat is essential for fish and other marine animals to feed, raise young and seek shelter. But these beautiful coral gardens and spongebeds could be ripped up by bottom trawl nets unless the government adds more protections
The fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up in the fin trade every year. We need a #FinBanNow. Tell Congress to pass the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act.
In March 2016 the Obama administration listened to the people on the coast and removed the Atlantic from oil drilling plans for the next five years. Unfortunately the Trump administration since reveresed this hard-fought victory, and is planning to revisit plans for offshore drilling. But opposition remains strong. We won before, and we will win again.
The first step in ensuring that seafood is safe, legally caught, and honestly labeled, is traceability. Traceability increases transparency and accountability in the seafood supply chain by ensuring that information such as how, when and where fish are caught or farmed follows the fish from boat to plate
From salmon to shrimp, seafood fraud is a major issue in the United States subjecting consumers to a bait and switch.
Fish names matter! Oceana's report: One Name One Fish makes the case that we should adopt species specific names for all seafood throughout the entire seafood supply chain.
The Trump administration has opened nearly all U.S. waters to offshore oil drilling, but the people along the coast are saying no. Washington needs to listen.
Global Fishing Watch is an intuitive and free interactive online tool that shows the apparent fishing activity of 35,000 (and counting) commercial fishing vessels operating throughout the world.
Alexandra Cousteau highlights the problems with the shark fin trade, which contributes to the decline of shark populations around the world.
On World Sea Turtle Day, Lilimar, Oceana, One More Generation and regional children delivered more than 12,500 letters and drawings from kids across the country to the White House urging President Obama and Secretary Penny Pritzker to save threatened and endangered sea turtles in U.S. waters
Lauren Conrad brings attention to dangerous fishing gear that is threatening sea turtle survival. She joined Oceana to visit Rancho Nuevo Sea Turtle Sanctuary in Mexico, where the world's most endangered species, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, come to nest on its beaches.
Jenna Ushkowitz spreads awareness about the dire consequences ocean wildlife are facing due to a lack of food.
Kate Mara speaks up for West Coast marine life affected by drift gillnets.
Miranda Cosgrove brings attention to seismic airgun testing and how it threatens marine creatures like dolphins.
In August 2013, actress January Jones brought attention to the dwindling number of Great White sharks in the Pacific.
'Friday Night Lights' star Aimee Teegarden wants to protect the gems under the ocean's waves. She joined Oceana on the southern coast of California to explore kelp forests and meet sea lions.
Go to oceana.org/heroes to make the pledge for the oceans and be an ocean hero.
In 2010, Angela and Rachael traveled to Mexico with Oceana to swim with sea turtles.They also visited a sea turtle hospital that takes care of sea turtles harmed by fishing gear or other human activity.
Play Rachael Harris and Angela Kinsey's radio PSA. (right click and save to download)
'Entourage' star Adrian Grenier swims with Bluefin tuna, some of the largest and most endangered fish in the ocean. Help Adrian save the Bluefin before they're gone, sign the petition.
Play Adrian Grenier’s Stop Tuna From Going Fast ad series. (right click and save to download)
Private Practice star Kate Walsh joins Oceana in the fight to save sea turtles. All six sea turtles swimming in US waters are threatened with extinction. Learn more at oceana.org/turtlesoffthehook.
Actress January Jones asks for your help in joining Oceana’s campaign to save sharks.
Swimmer Aaron Peirsol urges support for Oceana's work to protect the oceans.
Professional surfer Karina Petroni explains her passion for our blue planet in support of Oceana, the largest international organization focused 100 percent on ocean conservation.
The oceans have been healthy and full of life for millions of years... until now. Help Oceana to make a difference.