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2014-08-06 12:23:59

New PSA and Photos Show Celebrity Trio Using Star Power to Protect the Oceans WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A trio of Hollywood celebrities recently took their star power to Belize to help Oceana protect the largest reef in the Western hemisphere. Cobie Smulders, Rashida Jones and Angela Kinsey traveled to coastal Belize, where they raised awareness for this delicate ocean ecosystem and promoted Oceana's ongoing work in the country. Link to Photos Link to Video Cobie...

2014-06-09 12:24:19

On World Oceans Day Gabeira Wants to "Help the Oceans Catch a Break" WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate World Oceans Day (June 8(th)), Oceana, the largest international ocean conservation organization, released a new public service announcement (PSA) starring Brazilian champion big wave surfer and ocean advocate Maya Gabeira. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140609/116020 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140609/116019 "I started surfing...

2014-05-27 23:09:01

By minimizing the significant advancements in U.S. fisheries management to reduce bycatch, Oceana's report and much of the subsequent media coverage do not accurately represent the current state of bycatch management, and shortchanges the tremendous efforts taken by American fishermen, regulators, and scientists to make those successes possible, according to Saving Seafood. (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Environmental special interest group Oceana made headlines last March with its bycatch...

2014-04-09 16:21:53

The world's oceans get support from Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Susan and David Rockefeller, and Adrian Grenier NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceana, the largest international organization dedicated solely to protecting the world's oceans, honored Michael R. Bloomberg at its annual New York City Gala last night. Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and Susan and David Rockefeller hosted the festivities. Longtime Oceana supporter Adrian Grenier was also in attendance. The evening...

2014-03-20 23:01:26

A new report from environmental group Oceana slams US fisheries for allegedly wasteful bycatch, but a Saving Seafood analysis shows the report ignores industry efforts and successes in by-catch reduction and conservation efforts. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Today, Oceana released a report and accompanying press release, Wasted Catch: Unsolved Bycatch Problems in U.S. Fisheries, which calls out nine U.S. fisheries for allegedly wasteful practices producing harmful levels of...

2014-03-05 16:22:35

Despicable Me and iCarly actress urges government to protect dolphins from seismic testing WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Oceana released its latest public service announcement (PSA) starring actress, singer and ocean lover, Miranda Cosgrove of iCarly and Despicable Me. Oceana and Cosgrove traveled to South Bimini in the Bahamas to film a PSA that highlights the need to protect dolphins and other marine life from the threat of seismic airgun blasts in the Atlantic...

2014-02-20 12:20:30

Grant, from proceeds of 11th Hour Auction at Christie's, to protect sharks, marine animals, habitat in Pacific and Arctic WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceana, the largest international advocacy group to work on behalf of the world's oceans, announced a $3 million grant today from the Leonardo DiCaprio foundation aimed at protecting threatened ocean habitat and keystone marine species such as sharks. The foundation's grant will also support Oceana's work to advocate for...

2014-01-29 08:22:57

Promotes Reforms to Boost Fish Populations, Ensuring Sustainable Supplies of Fish for Food and Income Five-Year Commitment is the First Program to Simultaneously Reform Small-Scale and Industrial Fishing Practices, and Places Bloomberg Philanthropies Among Top 5 Global Oceans Funders NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the launch of the Vibrant Oceans initiative, a commitment of $53 million over five years to promote reforms to boost...


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