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CEO Note: Oceana Victory -- Decision on Atlantic Seismic Testing is Delayed

Posted Fri, Aug 23, 2013 by Andy Sharpless to andrew sharpless, andy sharpless, ceo, ceo note, seismic airgun testing

If permitted, seismic airgun testing in the Atlantic could injure or kill some of the last North Atlantic right whales remaining on earth. l Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

It’s not often that a government delay is cause for celebration, but this time the oceans caught a break. After campaigning by Oceana and our allies, the Department of the Interior decided to postpone their decision on whether to allow seismic airgun use off the Atlantic coast until next March. 

This is the third time Oceana has successfully delayed the decision, allowing us the chance to build opposition and to urge more lawmakers to protect marine mammals by opposing testing. It also gives the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration time to update its outdated standards for the level of noise that is harmful to sea life.


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Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless's New Book, The Perfect Protein, Released Today!

Posted Tue, May 28, 2013 by Justine Sullivan to andy sharpless, ceo, clams, farmed, fish, mussels, oceana, oysters, perfect protein, rodale, save the oceans feed the world, seafood, shrimp, sustainable, the perfect protein, wild

The Perfect Protein Trailer from Oceana on Vimeo.

We're thrilled to announce that today is the launch of Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless's new book, The Perfect Protein! As the CEO of Oceana, Andy is dedicated to the protection of our world’s oceans. Over the years, however, he realized that the work Oceana does to save the world’s oceans was not just helping to preserve the oceans’ biodiversity; it was also resulting in more food for people. In other words, it’s a win-win: When we adopt practices that conserve and protect our oceans and the creatures in it, we also create stocks of healthy, nutritious protein for the people of our world.


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Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless Discusses His New Book, The Perfect Protein

Posted Wed, May 22, 2013 by Andy Sharpless to andy sharpless, book, ceo, feed the world, new book, perfect protein, rodale, save the oceans, STOFTW, the perfect protein

Nine billion of us are estimated to be on the planet by 2050, and the demand for food will increase by 70 percent above today’s levels. If land and fresh water are already under strain, how in the world are we going to feed a population that grows by 220,000 mouths every day? Well, the ocean conservation measures you champion as an Oceana supporter can, believe it or not, help make a huge difference. You can find out how in my new book, The Perfect Protein, which can be pre-ordered now from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Indiebound.


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