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  • Managing the unmanaged: 82% of fish species caught by the EU fleet lack catch limits

    Author: Mark Brown (Volunteer)
    Date: March 22, 2012

    Did you know that 82% of fish species caught by the EU fleet lack catch limits? This means that 686 fish species, including commonly eaten ones like octopus and mullet, can be exploited without any management of the stocks or fishing effort used.

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  • A pair of manta ray leather boots? No Thanks!

    Author: Candela Farroni (Volunteer)
    Date: March 9, 2012

    Oceana campaigns on a ​​permanent basis to prevent overfishing of sharks, mainly caught for their meat and fins. Products ranging from football boots, notebook covers, dietary supplements, beauty products and liver oil among others are obtained form shark by-products.

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  • Spain should lead the way in the sustainable exploitation of fish resources in Europe

    Author: Candela Farroni (Volunteer)
    Date: March 6, 2012

    Spain is a major player in the European fishing industry (with 13% of the vessels and 15% of production) and the sustainable management of fish resources on its part could be a major influence on other EU countries.

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  • The oceans are everyone's business

    Author: Patricia Valdés (Volunteer)
    Date: March 2, 2012

    As you may have seen previously on the blog , the World Oceans Summit took place last week in Singapore. Organized by The Economist, it was attended by over 300 people from a range of sectors including universities, governments, international organizations, private sector, NGOs and the press.

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  • Alexandra Cousteau teams up with Oceana

    Author: Mark Brown (Volunteer)
    Date: March 1, 2012

    We are delighted to share the news with you that Alexandra Cousteau, grand-daughter of the of the great ocean explorer Jacques-Yves, has joined Oceana as a senior advisor. An established ocean advocate, Alexandra will help guide our campaigns to protect and restore the oceans.

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  • New black coral species found?

    Author: Candela Farroni (Volunteer)
    Date: February 29, 2012

    Oceana’s expedition to the southeast Spanish coast, in the Almeria region, had an unexpected outcome. Using a submarine robot, we recorded more than 50 species along the Abubacer ridge, but one of them in particular, made quite an impression: an unidentified black coral.

    It could be a species new to science and, at the moment, an investigation is underway to find out for sure if it is.

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  • World Oceans Summit

    Author: Patricia Valdés (Volunteer)
    Date: February 21, 2012

    Tomorrow marks the start of the World Oceans Summit, organized by The Economist, which will gather over 200 world leaders from the private sector, governments, academic institutions, opinion leaders and NGOs to discuss the future of the oceans, examine how the increased activity in and around oceans can be managed sustainably, and to determine what this will mean for businesses and other key stakeholders.

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  • A responsible attitude after a ferry accident in Balearic Islands

    Author: Candela Farroni (Volunteer)
    Date: February 21, 2012

    Very often here at Oceana, we are faced with the task of making recommendations when ship accidents happen and we always demand that companies immediately remove pollutants than can cause an environmental disaster.

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  • All you need is love... and ode to marine pairs

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: February 14, 2012

    During our at-sea expeditions, we’ve gathered quite a collection of stunning photographs. In honour of Valentine’s Day, we’ve decided to put together a little photographic ode to marine couples.

    A pair of Mediterranean Rainbow wrasses (Coris julis) © OCEANA / Juan Cuetos

     

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  • A different way of life: the barnacle

    Author: Patricia Valdés (Volunteer)
    Date: February 10, 2012

    Some species seek security, constancy and the lowest possible degree of risk in the environment around them. Others however live in areas where conditions vary not only by the season, but by the hour of the day. Such is the case for barnacles, many of which can be found attached to rocks and mussels in shallow tidal zones, where changes in salinity, temperature and water levels are the order of the day. The small crustaceans, which are shaped much like a volcano, can also be found attached to whales, turtles, and boats (to the dismay of many sailors).

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