Seafood Fraud on the CBS Early Show

Posted Wed, Jun 8, 2011 by Emily Fisher to early show, fish, margot stiles, press, seafood fraud, tv

Today’s CBS Early Show featured a segment about seafood fraud, and they spoke with Oceana marine scientist Margot Stiles, one of the authors of our new “Bait and Switch” report. They even went on a field trip to the Washington, DC fish market, check it out:

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Actress Sarah Shahi Wants to ‘Stop the Drill’

Posted Thu, Sep 9, 2010 by Emily Fisher to activism, celebrities, Facebook, film, gulf oil spill, movies, offshore drilling, old school, sarah shahi, stop the drill, the l word, tv, twitter

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Actress Sarah Shahi.

Actress Sarah Shahi is a rising star in Hollywood, and she also happens to be one of Oceana’s newest and most fervent celebrity supporters.

You might recognize Shahi from the Showtime series “The L Word,” where she played Carmen, a bilingual production assistant who moonlights as a DJ.  She has also appeared in the films “Old School,” "For Your Consideration,” and on the TV shows "The Sopranos,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “Frasier” and “Alias.”

But when she’s not acting, she also plays the part of activist. This summer, she learned about our Stop the Drill campaign surrounding the Gulf oil spill and it struck a chord with her. On her Facebook and Twitter pages, she encouraged her supporters to take action with Oceana to stop offshore drilling. She changed her profile photo to a picture of herself holding a sign that read “Stop the Drill,” and she encouraged her supporters and friends to do the same.

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Happy Blue August!

Posted Fri, Aug 13, 2010 by Emily Fisher to blue august, discovery channel, ocean programming, philippe cousteau, planet green, sharkwater, tv

For the second year in a row, Oceana is an official partner of Planet Green’s Blue August, which is a month of programming focused on the oceans and water issues.

Here are some of the ocean offerings from Planet Green this month: