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Supporter Spotlight: Mitzi Gaskins

Posted Tue, Oct 22, 2013 by Justine Hausheer to marriot, Mitzi Gaskins, Oceana magazine, oceana supporters

(Photo: Oceana)

In each issue of Oceana magazine, we sit down with one of Oceana’s many supporters to learn why they are passionate about the oceans. In the most recent issue, we chatted with Mitzi Gaskins, vice president and global brand manager for JW Marriot Hotels and Resorts. Read an excerpt below, or head over to Oceana magazine to see the full Q&A.


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Ask Dr. Pauly: What are distant-water fishing fleets, and how do they affect overfishing?

Posted Mon, Oct 21, 2013 by Justine Hausheer to daniel pauly, fishing, Oceana magazine, overfishing

(Photo: Oceana / Juan Cuetos) 

Maximum sustainable yield, bycatch and discards, exclusive economic zones, essential fish habitat. If you’ve ever read one of these terms and wondered what it meant, you’re in luck. In each issue of Oceana magazine, fisheries scientist and Oceana board member Dr. Daniel Pauly breaks down a commonly used fisheries term.


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World Food Day – Save the Oceans, Feed the World

Posted Wed, Oct 16, 2013 by Justine Hausheer to andrew sharpless, save the oceans feed the world, ted danson, world food day

(Photo: Oceana / Carlos Suarez)

October 16 is World Food Day, dedicated to ending hunger across the globe. Here at Oceana, we think a lot about food security and sustainability, because the oceans will play a critical role in feeding our growing world. 


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A Perfect Recipe for National Seafood Month

Posted Tue, Oct 15, 2013 by Justine Hausheer to local seafood, national seafood month, seafood

(Photo: Swamibu)

October is National Seafood Month, and we have a warm, rich shellfish dish that's perfect for the cool fall evenings. We featured Chef April Bloomfield's delicious recipe "Oyster Pan Roast with Tarragon Toasts" in the recent issuse of Oceana magazine. Read an excerpt about Chelf Bloomfield below, and then visit the 
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Creature Feature: Reef Lizardfish

Posted Fri, Oct 4, 2013 by Justine Hausheer to cool ocean animals, coral reef, creature feature, fish

This good-looking creature is a reef lizardfish. (Photo: Colby Bidwell) 

You won’t find land-dwelling lizards scampering about coral reefs, but you might do a double-take when you see the reef lizardfish. Also known as variegated lizardfish, these strange reef-dwellers look surprisingly like lizards. They’re found in coral reefs throughout Indonesia and along the coast of India and northern Australia.


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Behind the Scenes: Seafood Fraud

Posted Thu, Oct 3, 2013 by Justine Hausheer to local seafood, national seafood fraud report, seafood fraud

(Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

October is National Seafood month—the perfect time to dig in to all of the delicious dishes that come from the sea. But before you head to the market, you should read up on the nation-wide issue of seafood fraud.


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Ted Danson Sets the Record Straight on Farmed Salmon

Posted Tue, Oct 1, 2013 by Justine Hausheer to atlantic salmon, chilean salmon aquaculture, farmed salmon

Farmed salmon are not a sustainable seafood alternative. (Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting)

Last week we wrote about the Washington Post’s misleading article on farmed salmon. Since then, Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless teamed up with actor and ocean activist Ted Danson to set the record straight in an editorial for the Huffington Post.


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A Blue Whale’s Life Story Revealed Through Ear Wax

Posted Fri, Sep 27, 2013 by Justine Hausheer to blue whale, cool marine creatures, creature feature, science, whales

Blue whales are probably the largest animal that has ever lived. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library) 

Instead of our weekly Creature Feature, we’d like share an awesome new finding about one well-known ocean creature, the blue whale. Scientists discovered that earwax can reveal amazingly details about the life of whales, according to a study published last week in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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The Washington Post is Wrong About Farmed Salmon

Posted Wed, Sep 25, 2013 by Justine Hausheer to atlantic salmon, chilean salmon aquaculture, farmed salmon, Save the Ocean: Feed the World, washington post

Parasitic sea lice from farmed salmon can spread to wild fish nearby. (Photo: Pure Salmon Campaign )

Today the Washington Post ran an article in their Food section lauding advances in the salmon farming industry. Their message? Farmed salmon are a good choice.

We’re here to set the record straight: farmed salmon are not a sustainable seafood choice, and they’re not good for the oceans. If you want to be a responsible seafood eater, therefore, you should not eat farmed salmon.


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