Our Projects for Keeping the Oceans Wild

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  • project-img2 Protect the Prey Base
  • WildOcean_HealthyOceans Preserve Healthy Oceans
  • project-img3 Better Polices, Better Fishing
  • WildOcean_TMOTM(2) Take Marlin Off the Menu

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The Fall 2015 Wild Oceans Horizon

12/29/15 In the cover story of the Fall 2015 issue of the Wild Oceans Horizon, president Ken Hinman writes about emerging threats to the Arctic Sea from global warming, which is not only melting the sea ice but opening up this fragile polar ecosystem to unregulated shipping, oil exploration and commercial fishing (The Plight of..read more

The Summer 2015 Wild Oceans Horizon

09/01/15 In the Summer 2015 issue of the Wild Oceans Horizon, president Ken Hinman recaps 17 years of progress in reducing wasteful longline bycatch and in promoting sustainable fishing methods for swordfish and tuna.  Theresa Labriola, West Coast Fisheries Project Director, makes the case for why California should take its dr..read more

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Watching for Gray Whales Also Means Keeping an Eye on Ocean Health

01/25/16 By Theresa Labriola -  It’s that time of year, when the gray whale migration peaks as they leave their northern Pacific feeding grounds for their breeding grounds in the warm lagoons of Baja California, Mexico.  In December, I visited Granite Canyon Research Center, south of Monterey, CA, where the Southwest F..read more

Restrictions on Driftnets Protect Whales & Turtles, but Leave Finfish Vulnerable

11/03/15 By Theresa Labriola -  The Pacific Fishery Management Council recently took steps to clean up one of our nation’s dirtiest fisheries, the California drift gillnet fishery. The fleet deploys mile-long nets at night and retrieves them at dawn to sort through the catch of ocean fish, marine mammals and turtles. Mor..read more

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Pacific Council Finishes Precautionary Plan to Protect Unmanaged Forage

11/03/15 By Theresa Labriola -  In September 2015, I attended the Pacific Fishery Management Council in Sacramento to celebrate the Council’s completion of their first ecosystem-based amendment, three years in the making, which will protect unmanaged and unfished forage fish from directed commercial fishing. The Council..read more

250 Million More Menhaden In 2014

09/25/14 MENHADEN CONSERVATION MEASURES LEAVE MORE PREY IN THE WATER TO SUSTAIN PREDATORS   250 million menhaden!  That's the estimated number of these vital forage fish left in the water in 2013 to feed Atlantic striped bass, bluefin tuna, osprey, whales and myriad other marine animals, because of a new east coast me..read more

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