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May 11, 2015, 09:12 ET

Jenna Ushkowitz and Reid Scott Celebrate the Oceans at 3rd Annual Nautica Oceana Beach House Party

Celebrity ocean activists gathered at the Marion Davies Guest House on Friday May 8th at the 3rd Annual Nautica Oceana Beach House.  The event...

May 08, 2015, 13:22 ET

Kate Mara Sets Out to Save the Whales

 Oceana released a new public service announcement (PSA) today to spread awareness about the threats of drift gillnet fishing gear to marine...

Apr 02, 2015, 13:36 ET

Oceana Celebrates Wyss Foundation's Investment to Restore Ocean Health and Productivity

Oceana, the largest international organization dedicated solely to protecting the world's oceans, celebrated the recent commitment by the Wyss...

Mar 17, 2015, 10:43 ET

Chefs from 20 of the World's Best Restaurants Pledge to Serve the Perfect Protein to "Save the Oceans and Feed the World"

At the first ever gathering of the chefs from the world's best restaurants on behalf of ocean conservation, the chefs pledged to support...

Mar 16, 2015, 12:09 ET

Oceana Appoints Dr. Patricia Majluf to Lead in Peru

Oceana is pleased to announce the appointment of noted fisheries expert Dr. Patricia Majluf to lead the organization's fisheries campaigns in Peru....

Dec 03, 2014, 08:35 ET

Oceana Elects New Leadership for Board of Directors, Simon Sidamon-Eristoff Becomes Chairman

 Today, Oceana, the world's largest organization focused solely on ocean conservation, announced its new chairman, Simon Sidamon-Eristoff of...

Oct 21, 2014, 08:30 ET

The Wyss Foundation Provides $10 Million Grant to Help Restore Productivity and Health of the World's Fisheries

 Today, Oceana announced that the Wyss Foundation will, over the next five years, provide up to $10 million in matching funds to help rebuild...

Oct 09, 2014, 10:09 ET

Oceana Appoints Lasse Gustavsson to Lead Oceana in Europe

 Today, Oceana announced the appointment of Lars "Lasse" Gustavsson as its new Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the...

Aug 06, 2014, 13:11 ET

Rashida Jones, Cobie Smulders, and Angela Kinsey Dive in to Help Oceana Protect Belizean Reefs

A trio of Hollywood celebrities recently took their star power to Belize to help Oceana protect the largest reef in the Western hemisphere. Cobie...

Jun 09, 2014, 11:57 ET
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Champion Big Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira Stars in New Oceana PSA

 To celebrate World Oceans Day (June 8th), Oceana, the largest international ocean conservation organization, released a new public service...

Apr 09, 2014, 15:19 ET
Susan Rockefeller, Adrian Grenier, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson.  (PRNewsFoto/Oceana)

Oceana Honors Michael R. Bloomberg's Support of Marine Conservation

 Oceana, the largest international organization dedicated solely to protecting the world's oceans, honored Michael R. Bloomberg at its annual...

Mar 05, 2014, 16:01 ET
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Miranda Cosgrove Swims with Dolphins in New Oceana PSA

 Today, Oceana released its latest public service announcement (PSA) starring actress, singer and ocean lover, Miranda Cosgrove of iCarly and...

Feb 20, 2014, 10:58 ET

Oceana Announces $3 Million Grant from Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

 Oceana, the largest international advocacy group to work on behalf of the world's oceans, announced a $3 million grant today from the Leonardo...

Nov 13, 2013, 11:16 ET

Oceana Receives 5 Million Dollar Grant from the Arcadia Fund to Protect Ocean Biodiversity Around the World

Oceana announced today the receipt of a grant from UK-based Arcadia Fund. The funding of 5,000,000 US dollars will be paid over a period of five...

Jun 12, 2013, 08:35 ET

Oceana Launches 5th Annual Ocean Hero Awards

Oceana announces the start of its fifth annual Ocean Hero Awards, a summertime contest celebrating individuals who go above and...

Apr 17, 2013, 12:10 ET

Offshore Oil Drilling Stopped in Belize

Yesterday, Belize's Supreme Court declared offshore drilling contracts issued by the Government of Belize (in 2004 and 2007) null and void,...

Feb 06, 2013, 16:27 ET

Huge Leap Towards Protecting European Fisheries

 Today the European Parliament voted to reform the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), a law that manages all European fisheries. Members of the...

Dec 20, 2012, 13:16 ET

Chile: First Country to Protect All Seamounts from Bottom Trawling

Oceana welcomes the historic reform of the Chilean Fisheries Law passed by the Chilean Congress. The law bans bottom trawling in the country's...

Dec 05, 2012, 08:30 ET
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Adopt an Octopus (Yes, an Octopus!) this Holiday Season

 Oceana announces the official launch of its seventh annual "Adopt a Marine Creature" holiday giving program, which provides support for...

Oct 01, 2012, 08:40 ET

Oceana CEO Andrew Sharpless Responds to Alarming New Report on the Status of the World's Fisheries

Andrew F. Sharpless, CEO of the largest international ocean conservation organization, issues a statement on the new report: Status and Solutions...