Oceana

Oceana

1350 Connecticut Ave Nw
Washington, DC 20036

Oceana, the world''s largest international organization focused exclusively on ocean conservation, was founded in 2001 by a group of leading foundations concerned that although the oceans constitute over 70 percent of the earth''s surface, an extremely small percentage of environmental funding was dedicated to protecting them.  Oceana''s campaigns are designed to change that by forcing clear, identifiable policy changes with real "in the water" results, usually in three to five years.   Our international campaigns in North America, Europe, Chile, and Belize are focused on the actions agreed on by scientists throughout the world as necessary to preserve and restore marine life: 

  • Protect seafloor habitat from destructive bottom trawling
  • Set and enforce reasonable catch limits for commercial fishing
  • Stop subsidizing overcapacity in commercial fishing fleets
  • Stop marine pollution, particularly carbon dioxide emissions that are making the oceans more acidic
Oceana sets annual goals toward achieving specific changes and holds itself strictly accountable to its Board, funders, and supporters.  Since inception, Oceana has achieved dramatic success in protecting the world''s oceans in targeted, practical ways.         
 

www.oceana.org

Impact

11 Petitions

276,659 Supporters

Supporters

Mark Dimas
Craig Johnson
Ben Rattray
Steven Fake
Lisa Nichols
John Keevert
Arielle Hassid
Steve Weiner
Bill Ofenloch
Anca Vlasopolos
Paul Lerman
Luis Garza
Charles Hernandez
Sharon Johnson
Patricia Layden