International Game Fish Association and Wild Oceans Announce 7th International Billfish Symposium

Wild Oceans and IGFA are excited to announce that we are co-hosting the 7th International Billfish Symposium at the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute in San Diego, California, this fall. Since 1972, this historic event has united the world's leading experts on billfish to advance our understanding and conservation of these magnificent species. Visit to learn more.

Press Release: Wild Oceans Turns 50!

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Formerly known as the National Coalition for Marine Conservation (NCMC), Wild Oceans has been at the forefront of ocean fish conservation since 1973 helping to shape national fisheries policy and becoming one of the most influential and respected groups in the  conservation community.

Press Release: Wild Oceans Welcomes IGFA to Kona Project

With a track record of successfully working together on billfish conservation going back decades with efforts such as the Take Marlin Off the Menu campaign and the passage of the Billfish Conservation Act, Wild Oceans is excited to announce that the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) will lend its expertise to Wild Oceans’ newly launched Kona Project.


A New Effort to Better Understand and Protect Depleted Billfish Stocks Launches in the Pacific With nearly fifty years experience working to conserve large open-ocean predators, Wild Oceans (formerly the National Coalition for Marine Conservation) has just launched an exciting new effort to protect billfish in the Pacific Ocean.

Press Release: Sportfishing Community Successfully Halts Expanding Longlines On The West Coast

This week, in a win for the sportfishing community, the Pacific Fisheries Management Council voted to not proceed with consideration of an amendment that would authorize shallow-set longline gear in West Coast highly migratory species.

A Change In Leadership At Wild Oceans

Long-time Leader Hinman Retires, Kramer Steps In Waterford, VA – August 27, 2019 – After 41 years at the helm, Wild Oceans President Ken Hinman will be stepping down on September 30, 2019.  Replacing him in the position, Wild Oceans Board of Directors has recruited veteran nonprofit leader Rob Kramer, former President ...