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Established in 2001, the nonprofit Oceana has committed itself to “achieving measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals.”

How Good is That Environmental Nonprofit, Anyway?

Greenpeace rates tech companies on their data centers. Oxfam America ranks food brands on the sustainability of their supply chains. The League of…
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In Maryland, Oceana Study Reveals Fraud in the Land of Crab Cakes

A recent Oceana study revealed that almost 40 percent of Maryland crab cakes revealed DNA evidence of fraud within the crab industry.
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Watch Fishing Vessels and Stamp Out Illegal Fishing

The Global Fishing Watch platform will give the public a bird's eye view on fishing vessels -- which should help stamp out illegal…
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Shell Seeks 5 More Years for Arctic Drilling

Despite spending eight years and $6 billion — with no oil production to show for its efforts — Shell Oil is asking the…
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Oceana Report Claims Fraud Rampant in Shrimp Industry

The ocean conservation advocacy group Oceana alleges that the shrimp industry dupes consumers on the sourcing of the shrimp they are buying.
Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at the Opening Session of the "Our Ocean" Conference June 16, 2014[State Department photo/ Public Domain]

President Obama Takes On Seafood Fraud and Illegal Fishing

With perfect timing for the tail end of our series on sustainable seafood, President Obama announces an initiative to prevent illegal fishing.
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Oceana: Traceability Is Key to Fighting Seafood Fraud

Seafood is one of the most popular food choices for Americans, with the United States coming in only behind China as the largest…
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Seafood Fraud Meets Tech-Driven Traceability

If something smells fishy the next time you step up to the seafood counter or sit down for sushi, it may not be…
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Bloomberg’s ‘Vibrant Oceans’ Initiative Invests in the Future of Sustainable Fisheries

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has just set out on a new venture, investing $53 million of his own money to…
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Impacts of Worldwide Illegal Fishing

Illegal fishing is a big problem facing the global fishing industry.
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No More Offshore Drilling: Clean Energy Needs to be Our Goal

Before we expand oil drilling any further, we need to ask ourselves, where do we want to be in 2030? Do we want…
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Americans are Victims of Seafood Fraud, Oceana Study Finds

A study conducted by Oceana, an international advocacy group, found that 33 percent of the seafood samples analyzed were mislabeled according to guidelines…
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“Drill, Baby, Drill” Will Not Decrease Gas Prices

The “drill, baby, drill” chant may not be heard as often as it was a few years ago, but the sentiment is still…
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Altruists in Action: The Role of NGOs & Non-Profits in CSR

There are more than 1.5 million US organizations—and many more overseas—that have put addressing a social issue or need above the goal of…

PACT Packs a Clean Pair of Undies

Google the words “sustainable+underwear” and you’ll find a surprisingly large number of hits–566,000 as of today. That’s probably a good omen for Jason…