The Oceana Ball – where sharks are the guest of honour

© OCEANA / Houssine Kaddachi

Author: Angela Pauly
Date: April 8, 2013



Today, in New York City’s Rockefeller Center, over 350 international collectors, philanthropists and celebrities will come together to support Oceana’s international work to protect and restore shark populations, fight for true shark finning bans, and reduce shark bycatch.

Sharks have been swimming the world’s oceans for more than 400 million years and play a unique and vital role in maintaining the health of marine ecosystems. Unfortunately, they have not evolved to withstand overexploitation by humans. Today, over 100 million sharks are killed EVERY YEAR and in the EU, which catches more sharks than any country in the world, one third of sharks and rays species are considered to be threatened.

We’re excited that celebrity supporters Kate Walsh, Elsa Pataky, Almudena Fernandez and many others have come together to help us.

The Oceana Ball is hosted by Christie’s and CharityBuzz.com and will feature an online auction that includes artist works, luxury products and one-of-a-kind experiences and travel packages.

We’re looking forward to it! Thank you for all your support.