Patagonia: What Oceana Does


PatagoniaOceana is working to establish a Marine Protected Area in Tortel, Patagonia, to stop the expansion of destructive industries, particularly salmon aquaculture, into the pristine fjords.

Oceana has completed several expeditions to the fjords of Tortel, which resulted in underwater photography, an HD documentary and the documentation of the area’s biodiversity using an ROV.

In 2009, Oceana will seek approval of the marine protected area by the Regional Environmental Agency (COREMA) and its Operative Committee on Biodiversity. This is the first major policy decision required to move forward with the establishment of the protected area.