Celebrities Partner with OCEANA to Restore Worlds Oceans

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OCEANA, founded in 2001, is the largest ocean protection group in the world dedicated to restoring, implementing and protecting the world’s oceans. 

Similar to investigative news reporters, the worldwide team, with an international presence and global strength, search and expose those violators of law, guard against illegal fishing and dumping of dead and dying marine life and campaign for change. OCEANA’s has a fourfold target stop campaign that includes Bottom Trawling; Dirty Fishing; Over Fishing Subsides and Food Contamination.

 

Multi-ton bottom trawlers, similar to strip mining land or clear cutting a forest, cuts a swath through the ocean’s floor in search of a greater catch. This practice destroys all marine life including coral that has stood for generations. It leaves the ocean floor barren, a wasteland without opportunity to regenerate. The sea floor resembles Ground Zero after the bottom trawlers have passed over it: barren, desolate, a wasteland.

 

Destruction of ocean species by industrial fisheries are in stages, largest fish first, which include, Swordfish, Sharks and Tuna. After the industrial fishing industry depletes these species they move, like predators, onto the next largest in the food chain destroying and depleting these large schools of fish located through extensive and high tech sonar systems until the marine life left is destroyed as the ecosystem breaks down.

 

Dirty Fishing is the result of these extensive floating industrial fishing factories that go after the big catch. Approximately 16 Billion pounds of unwanted, dead and dying fish, caught during the big catch, are routinely discarded, tossed overboard, to rot and contaminate the waters

 

Overfishing Subsidies is basically defined as the governments of the world financially subsidizing fisheries that operate at a loss. Overfishing depletes the oceans. Subsidies keep the business going. OCEANA is working for the passage of an agreement at The World Trade Organization that will eliminate fishing subsidies.

 

Seafood Contamination from PCB’s, sewage, mercury and other hazardous materials that are dumped, without thought, into the ocean making it the world’s biggest garbage dump, is another area that OCEANA is targeting and winning.

 

The cruise line industry is a main target for OCEANA. Sewage from a one week cruise generates 210,000 gallons of black water. Black water is raw sewage mixed with oil, feces and other waste. It is dumped into the Ocean. The next level of sewage dumped into the oceans by the Cruise Ship industry is gray water. Gray water is generated from laundry, hotel and food services and any other waste water used in daily life. It is mixed with pollutants and dumped into the ocean.  

 

OCEANA’s efforts after lengthy lobbying and direct target campaigns have resulted in a major victory in the Cruise line industry. The efforts by OCEANA concluded with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the second largest Cruise line in the industry, initiating an over haul of the waste management systems of their entire fleet, at a cost of over 100 million dollars.

 

This is a major victory for OCEANA and for the oceans, for the planet and for each and every person who cares about the planet and the oceans. 

 

OCEANA has over 300,000 supporters, members and e-activists in over 150 countries. You can become one by following the link below.

 

 

For more information on OCEANA: www.oceana.org

For more information on NOAA: http://www.noaa.gov

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