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Chile Enacts Landmark Fishing Reforms, Protects All Seamounts

Ted Danson | Posted 02.23.2013 | Green
Ted Danson

On Wednesday, Chile became the first country in the world to protect all of its seamounts from bottom trawling, a destructive practice that can reduce centuries-old coral gardens to rubble in moments.

Chefs Stand 500 Strong to Stop Seafood Fraud

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 02.10.2013 | Home
Andrew Sharpless

We can only prepare and eat safe and sustainable seafood dishes if we are given honest information about how these products are harvested, bought and sold. The current system isn't designed to ensure that accountability is a constant player in seafood production.

Big Victory for Little Fish (and the Future of the Oceans)

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

If you love the oceans you will love this news: State regulators in California just adopted a groundbreaking new policy that sets a new direction for forage fish.

Are Scallops the New Oysters?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

I was a strict vegetarian for twenty years. Then someone offered me a scallop. That plump, muscly perfect circle, geometrically a marvel, a white coin jetting hot juice: Oh glorious bivalve, cookie-of-the-sea, you gave your life for me!

World Food Day - Let's Talk About the Oceans

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

With nine billion people projected to live on earth by 2050, we need everything on the table, including a healthy ocean full of fish.

New Report Confirms Ocean's Decline, Offers Hope for Recovery

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

Last week, a report came out that helps answer one of the most important (and disputed) questions in the world of fisheries -- how much trouble are the world's fisheries really in?

Pacific Great Whites Inch Closer to Protection

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

Since the release of Jaws in 1975, we've been wading into the water a bit more tentatively. But it is the sharks that need to worry. They've been around for almost half a billion years, but they could go extinct on the West Coast in the coming decades.

Arctic Scores a Win as Shell Cancels 2012 Plans to Drill

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

If Shell has proved one thing this summer it is that the oil industry is not ready to drill in the Arctic. It is time to put the thought of Arctic drilling back on the shelf.

Scared FOR Great Whites

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

Great whites have survived for millions of years, surviving mass extinctions and rightfully earning their top spot as apex ocean predators. But unless we increase protections for them, they may not survive much longer.

Waking Up to the Abuse of Our Oceans

Renee Olstead | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Renee Olstead

Last night my eyes were opened. I learned about the atrocities that have happened to our ocean, about how polluted our world is becoming, the harmful overfishing of our oceans, and how many species of beautiful creatures essential to our ecosphere are teetering on the verge of extinction.

Seafood Fraud: Study Finds Area With 31% Of Fish Mislabeled

Posted 07.24.2012 | Home

A recent study by international ocean advocacy group Oceana revealed that nearly a third of the seafood being sold in South Florida is mislabeled. ...

Our Oceans Are "Precious," and Other Lessons Learned at Susan Rockefeller's Mission of Mermaids Premiere

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

As explained in the film, Mission of Mermaids, which was written, narrated and directed by Susan Rockefeller, the ocean has a remarkable ability to adapt and recover, if only we would allow it to do just that.

Strange Bedfellows Call for Adequate Fish Funding

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

At first glance a fishing organization and a conservation organization might seem like strange bedfellows. There is often mistrust between the fishing...

Aimee Teegarden Surfs And Snorkels To Save Oceans

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

Actress Aimee Teegarden has teamed up with Oceana, a nonprofit ocean advocacy group, to spread awareness about environmental threats like pollution an...

Polar. Bear. Dance. Party.

AP | Posted 04.28.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A polar bear dance party in Miami is aimed at raising awareness about the need to protect the Arctic Ocean. The dancers are expected to dres...

Wild Seafood: An Unlikely Key to Combating Climate Change

Ted Danson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Ted Danson

We can drastically improve our chances of battling climate change if we start thinking seriously about wild seafood. Wild seafood, properly managed, can replenish itself year by year, decade by decade, millennia by millennia.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Oil Spill Commission Action Group Gives Congress Low Grades For Regulatory Reform On Drilling | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green

Two years after BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig foundered and sank in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 crew members and unleashing an ...

Shell's Lawsuit Against Environmental Organizations Courts Disaster

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Shell is suing 12 environmental organizations to preempt legal challenges to exploration in the Arctic Ocean. It's a bully image that can only hurt, and Shell should know better because it's happened to them over and over again.

Fight to Stop Offshore Drilling in Belize's Barrier Reef

Ted Danson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Ted Danson

People in the tourism industry and many other Belizeans are concerned about what an oil spill in the middle of the reef would do to one of the world's natural wonders and to the future of Belize as a tourist destination.

Florida: It's Time to Do More to Protect Sharks

Adrian Grenier | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green
Adrian Grenier

Did you know that it's currently legal in Florida to sell, possess and distribute shark fins? This needs to change.

Matt Sledge

House Transportation Committee Rolls Out A Poison Pill Transportation Bill, Sponsored By Drilling | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

House Transportation Chair John Mica introduced Americans to the GOP vision for transportation on Tuesday -- more highways and more toll roads. To pay...

Thousands of Sea Turtles Die in U.S. Fishing Gear

Angela Kinsey | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green
Angela Kinsey

Sea turtles have been swimming the oceans since before the dinosaurs. Are we going to let them go extinct now because we can't step back and see the big picture?

California Joins Global Movement to Save Sharks

January Jones | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green
January Jones

It's official: With a stroke of California Governor Jerry Brown's pen, the entire U.S. West Coast has now banned the trade of shark fins.

Big EU Subsidies Keep Unsustainable Fishing Industry Afloat, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

While scientists warn there are not plenty of fish in the sea, a new report finds the European Union is sending fishermen around the globe in unsustai...

Let's Keep Sharks Out of Soup

January Jones | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
January Jones

These majestic predators have been swimming the world's oceans for more than 400 million years, and we should keep them where they belong -- in the wild, with their fins firmly attached.