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Well it’s that most wonderful time of the year again. Oceana’s blog will be taking a bit of a break to enjoy the holiday season. We’ll be back in January with renewed energy and New Year resolutions!

It’s been a great year of work for us at Oceana, and we’ve enjoyed sharing it with you through this blog. We’ll be trying harder to have more posts for you next year, so if you have any suggestions for blog topics, please share them with us!

Happy holidays and wishing you all the best in the New Year!

The Balearic Islands have a long history of artisanal fishing. Apart from being a way to make a livelihood, this activity also represents a rich cultural tradition that distinguishes these islands from elsewhere. Unfortunately, overfishing among other factors, has led to a sharp decline in artisanal fishing in this archipelago. Pressure from industrial bottom trawlers, which destroy seabeds and ecosystems, as well as recreational and submarine fishing, which target large fish, is causing the disappearance of traditional fishing methods, which are more selective and sustainable.

Did you know that only 1% of the highly migratory sharks reported caught in the Atlantic are protected from overfishing by ICCAT?

Did you know that 75% of the highly migratory sharks caught in ICCAT fisheries are classified as threatened in parts of the Atlantic by the IUCN?

No need for costumes, fake cobwebs or scary music, this Halloween edition of our blog features an unfortunate real life monster. Take a look at the “lovely” image of a mutant, 3-eyed wolffish found near a nuclear plant in Argentina.

Three-Eyed Fish Caught Near Argentinian Nuclear Power Plant  Read more: Three-Eyed Fish Caught Near Argentinian Nuclear Power Plant | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

Today’s Meet & Greet looks like its straight out of a horror movie! Trust me, this video is a MUST SEE – it catches you so off guard, one second you are wondering what it is you are supposed to be looking at, and then before you know it, this creepy hand looking thing is coming out of the ground – and well…I won’t ruin the surprise, see for yourself:  We’ve called it the Ambush of the Anemone – watch and enjoy! There is no sound, but that just ups the creepiness factor.