The Coiba National Park, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO

During the stopover of the Ranger catamaran at Cocos Island (Costa Rica)  and Coiba (Panama), Oceana divers worked alongside  the MarViva Foundation in this natural reserve. The Coiba National Park (Panama), which forms part of the Meso-American Biological Corridor, together with the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, Gorgona and Malpelo in Colombia, and Cocos Island in … Read more

Former OAS chief joins Oceana Board

WASHINGTON _  Former Colombian President César Gaviria, whose 10-year leadership of the Organization of American States (OAS) revitalized that hemispheric institution, today joined the fight for healthy seas around the world by becoming a member of the Board of Directors of Oceana, the only international conservation group solely dedicated to ocean protection. “As Arvid Pardo, … Read more

Chilean Senate Passes Sweeping Fisheries Measures

The Chilean senate passed sweeping new regulations that establish a more robust, science based fisheries regulatory regimen.  The new laws will close all 118 of Chile’s seamounts to bottom trawling, impose science-based fishing quotas and drastically reduce the incidental capture and discard of unwanted species by improving monitoring on Chilean fishing vessels. Oceana has been … Read more

Antibiotic Use Diminished in Chilean Salmon Farming

Oceana Chile obtained official government statistics that show the direct results of Oceana’s campaign to reduce the use of antibiotics in the Chilean salmon farming industry, which began in 2008. Oceana found that the total use of antibiotics per ton of salmon produced decreased by 19% from 2007 to 2010. Oceana campaigned for a ban … Read more

Shell Cancels 2011 Drilling Plans in U.S. Arctic

In a huge triumph for the U.S. Arctic, Shell announced it would cancel plans to drill exploratory wells offshore in Alaska due to continued uncertainty over whether it would receive federal permits. Shell had hoped to drill exploratory wells in 2010 in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, but its plans were put on hold by Interior Secretary … Read more