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  • EU subsidies to the fisheries sector, a growing concern

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: September 13, 2011

    After months of research into the issue, we gathered it all into a report, which we made public earlier this week – and the news isn’t good. It now seems that the amount of subsidies to the fishing sectors of EU Member States is 3 times greater than what has previously been acknowledged by the European Commission.

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  • Mercury rising: Seafood contamination and a consumer’s right to know

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: September 2, 2011

    Mercury contamination in popular fish, industrial waste leaking into our oceans, years long legal battles to gain access to public information being kept hidden by the government – it sounds like the plot of a movie, but unfortunately, it’s just what we’ve been dealing with in our latest battle against seafood contamination in Spain and in Europe.

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  • Summer of at-sea expeditions at an end

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: August 30, 2011

    Well, we’ve reached the end of our summer at-sea expeditions. You may recall, we had an incredible experience in the Baltic Sea a few months ago and a few weeks ago, the Oceana Ranger pulled into its final port after spending 2 months travelling through and studying the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic (by Portugal).

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  • Oil Company set to destroy marine habitats with the Spanish government’s permission

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: August 1, 2011

    Spain’s beautiful Costa Del Sol, a tourist destination for millions, is under threat from Repsol, and oil company with plans to prospect for gas in the area, and some incredible habitats and marine animals that we just recently documented as part of our latest Ranger Expedition are in danger of being destroyed.

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  • Caleb Pungowiyi: 1941-2011


    Date: July 28, 2011

    Caleb PungowiyiWe are incredibly saddened by the passing of Caleb Pungowiyi, a longtime Alaska Native leader and Oceana’s Senior Advisor and Rural Liaison.

    Originally from the St. Lawrence Island village of Savoonga, Caleb’s work was a critical part of Oceana’s accomplishments in Alaska. He was a passionate yet incredibly humble person who followed his beliefs and led by example. He cared deeply about protecting and nurturing the subsistence way of life and the environment that was his garden. 

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  • Cetacean sighting in the Alboran Sea

    Author: Silvia García
    Date: July 19, 2011

    Oceana´s Ranger expedition is going strong as it continues through the Alboran Sea, which is the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean Sea. This area, famous for its great number and variety of cetaceans (marine mammals), did not disappoint: our on-board team of scientists, photographers, videographers and divers spotted more than 400 cetaceans in just one day!

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  • EU Commission’s half-hearted attempt to restore Europe’s depleted seas

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: July 13, 2011

    Today was a BIG day for Oceana: the European Commission unveiled their proposal for the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.

    We’ve been working for months on ensuring that this proposal included the much needed solutions to restore Europe’s depleted seas and put us on the path towards sustainable fisheries.

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  • TwoThirds Bluefin Artist Series

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: July 5, 2011

    The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna has been an important and emblematic part of Mediterranean culture for centuries, fascinating even ancient Greek and Latin philosophers because of its impressive size and fast speed. Yet these magnificent creatures, sometimes called tigers of the oceans, find themselves under strong fishing pressure and need our support.

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  • Fighting for the Fish

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: June 29, 2011

    The problem of discards is one of the greatest failures of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). If you follow our blog you’ll have read about it in the past. The numbers are disgusting – truthfully: 1.3 Million tons of marine fish (and other organisms) are discarded and dumped overboard (dead most often than not) by EU fishermen every year.

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  • Setting sail with the Oceana Ranger

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: June 22, 2011

    It’s the summer of expeditions here at Oceana Europe!

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