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  • Investigative journalists uncover truth behind decimated fish stocks in the Pacific

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: January 25, 2012

    The latest “Looting the Seas” report by the ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) was published today. You may recall a few months ago, we discussed their investigation into illegal fishing, seafood fraud and runaway subsidies in Spain.

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  • Enter the (Leafy Sea)Dragon

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: January 23, 2012

    Happy Chinese New Year! Today, millions around the world are celebrating as we enter the Year of the Dragon. What better way for us to celebrate in our blog than by introducing you to a real dragon?

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  • The potential environmental impact of the Costa Concordia wreck

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: January 19, 2012

    Amidst the heartbreaking news surrounding the deadly capsizing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, another issue is beginning to emerge – that of the potential environmental impact the wreckage may have on the marine ecosystems.

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  • 2012: The International Year of Sustainable Energy for All

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: January 10, 2012

    2012 is going to be a big year – we’ve got a ton of things on the horizon and a to-do list that’s already longer than we care to share.

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: December 23, 2011

    Well it’s that most wonderful time of the year again. Oceana’s blog will be taking a bit of a break to enjoy the holiday season. We’ll be back in January with renewed energy and New Year resolutions!

    It’s been a great year of work for us at Oceana, and we’ve enjoyed sharing it with you through this blog. We’ll be trying harder to have more posts for you next year, so if you have any suggestions for blog topics, please share them with us!

    Happy holidays and wishing you all the best in the New Year!

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  • Fisheries Ministers fail at setting proper 2012 catch limits

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: December 19, 2011

    Perhaps it would do well to give you all a little background in how fishing opportunities are set in the EU for the Atlantic, before I get to the point.

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  • Nemo at risk: Finding Nemo’s marine friends in trouble

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: December 13, 2011

    It’s no secret that Finding Nemo is one of my absolute favorite movies, and apparently, I’m not alone in this. Finding Nemo was the second highest grossing movie in 2003, right behind The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (another favorite of mine…but I digress).

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  • Baltic Amber

    Author: Jocelyn Ruark (Volunteer)
    Date: December 12, 2011

    Freshmen year at my home university, I took “rocks for jocks” or Geology 101. Over the semester, I had to memorize the appearance and name of 60 different rocks so I could identify a random sample of 20 for the final exam. As December approached, I prayed for a tray holding “easy” stones to recognize like granite, coal, and one of my favorite stones, amber. The beautiful golden-hued amber is actually a resin made from the fossilization of pine sap.

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  • Tweeting about tides

    Author: Jocelyn Ruark (Volunteer)
    Date: December 5, 2011

    I love Twitter. Not only because I personally love to tweet, but because it’s an innovation that has changed the way we live and react.

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  • Fishing in the Balearic Islands: Artisanal vs. Trawling

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: November 29, 2011

    The Balearic Islands have a long history of artisanal fishing. Apart from being a way to make a livelihood, this activity also represents a rich cultural tradition that distinguishes these islands from elsewhere. Unfortunately, overfishing among other factors, has led to a sharp decline in artisanal fishing in this archipelago. Pressure from industrial bottom trawlers, which destroy seabeds and ecosystems, as well as recreational and submarine fishing, which target large fish, is causing the disappearance of traditional fishing methods, which are more selective and sustainable.

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