Our Goal


Oceana was created to identify practical solutions and make them happen. The good news is that we can restore our oceans to their former glory. In many cases, laws governing fishing and pollution already exist – we simply need to enforce them and ensure that management and industry obey a few commonsense principles.

To most effectively protect the world’s oceans, Oceana is:

MARINE-FOCUSED: Oceana is 100 percent dedicated to fighting on behalf of oceans.

GLOBAL: We have campaign offices in North America, South America, Central America and Europe.

CAMPAIGN-DRIVEN: We channel our resources towards a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. Some of our campaigns are regional, others are international.

FACT-BASED: We believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions.