Oceana is the largest international advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans. Oceana wins policy victories for the oceans using science-based campaigns. Since 2001, we have protected over 1.2 million square miles of ocean and innumerable sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and other sea creatures. More than 500,000 supporters have already joined Oceana. Global in scope, Oceana has offices in North, South and Central America and Europe.

Oceana seeks to make our oceans as healthy and abundant as they once were. We look to a future in which dolphin sightings are common; in which mighty marlins, sharks and tuna are abundant once again; in which whales and sea turtles flourish, cod are plentiful on both sides of the Atlantic, local fishing cultures thrive and in which fish are a safe, growing and plentiful source of food around the world.

Oceana was created to identify practical solutions and make them happen. Oceana works to improve fishery management, end illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing as well as destructive fishing practices, harmful subsidies and seafood fraud.  Oceana also works to protect fish populations, prevent oil spills, and reduce carbon dioxide pollution to slow ocean acidification. The good news is that we can restore our oceans to their former glory.