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2013-06-12 08:22:36

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Adult and Junior Ocean Heroes WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceana announces the start of its fifth annual Ocean Hero Awards, a summertime contest celebrating individuals who go above and beyond to protect America's oceans. The program honors one youth and one adult who make a unique impact in ocean conservation. Past winners and finalists have worked on a variety of issues that include protecting marine animals,...

Seismic Ocean Surveys For Gas And Oil Could Kill 140,000 Marine Mammals
2013-04-18 08:52:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Blasting sound waves through the ocean to the seafloor in search of fossil fuels may do more harm than good, according to environmentalists. But the US Department of Interior has been considering giving large oil and gas companies permission to do just that. According to estimates, scores of  marine mammals would be injured and possibly killed along the east coast if these companies follow through with their dangerous sonar...

2013-04-17 12:20:56

Belize Court Nullifies Offshore Oil Contracts, Protects World's Second Largest Barrier Reef from Offshore Drilling BELIZE CITY, Belize, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Belize's Supreme Court declared offshore drilling contracts issued by the Government of Belize (in 2004 and 2007) null and void, providing a dramatic and potentially definitive setback to The Government of Belize and the petroleum prospecting companies issued the contracts. The ruling, handed down by...

2013-04-16 12:22:21

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher Mann, director with The Pew Charitable Trusts' environmental program, issued the following statement today in response to the federal government's release of the implementation plan for the National Ocean Policy. That policy, established by executive order in July 2010, directs federal agencies to use their authority under existing law to protect, maintain, and restore the health of marine ecosystems, and to promote sustainable...

2013-02-06 16:22:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the European Parliament voted to reform the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), a law that manages all European fisheries. Members of the European Parliament overwhelmingly voted (502-137) in favor of a comprehensive reform policy which includes amendments - many of which were drafted by Oceana - that require member states to fish all stocks at sustainable levels by 2015 (thus setting a clear target for rebuilding fish stocks) and to comply with a...

That Pricey Fish On Your Plate Might Be A Cheap Impostor
2012-12-11 13:44:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fresh seafood at some of Manhattan´s finest restaurants can come with a hefty price tag attached, so it might come as an outrage to some New York City foodies that the fish on their plates may be a cheap impostor. In a new study from Oceana, an international conservation group, DNA testing revealed that 39 percent of fish samples taken from 81 establishments in Manhattan were mislabeled. In some cases, the DNA-identified...

2012-12-05 08:20:44

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceana announces the official launch of its seventh annual "Adopt a Marine Creature" holiday giving program, which provides support for Oceana and its global efforts to protect the world's oceans. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121205/PH24286-a )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121205/PH24286-b ) The 2012 adoption center allows ocean lovers to virtually adopt an animal at oceana.org. Each adoption is personalized with an...

2012-10-01 02:21:10

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew F. Sharpless, CEO of the largest international ocean conservation organization, issues a statement on the new report: Status and Solutions for the World's Unassessed Fisheries. "This study finally lays to rest the question of whether or not the world's fisheries are in crisis - they are. As the authors report, more than half of the world's fisheries are in decline. And as they point out, worst hit are small scale fisheries which are critical...

2012-09-09 23:01:11

Raj Jackson is helping southern West Virginia kids play golf. Oceana, West Virginia (PRWEB) September 09, 2012 Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Raj Hollywood Jackson Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event is being held on Sunday, October 7th at Clearfork Vally Golf Course in Oceana, West Virginia. The 18-hole Tournament is a 4-man scramble and it will be a 9am shotgun start. Raj Hollywood Jackson is golf teaching professional/entertainer and is a native from Man, West Virginia....

2012-07-27 02:21:09

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks the fifth anniversary of Oceana's Summer SeaChange party and the highlight of the event's live auction is a 7-day Caribbean Charter aboard HEMISPHERE, the world's largest luxury sailing catamaran. The star of the auction was donated by the owner and facilitated by Burgess, the global superyacht industry leader and a generous supporter of Oceana. SeaChange is an Orange County, California, benefit that gives supporters an...