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On September 7, Ocean Conservancy will turn 48 years old. A lot has changed since our founding in 1972. We’ve celebrated some incredible ocean victories, like the passage of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Management and Conservation act in 1976 and the first International Coastal Cleanup in...

This blog was written by Austin Ahmasuk, an Inupiaq from Nome, Alaska. He is a lifelong hunter, trapper and mariner, and serves his people as a tribal and marine advocate at Kawerak, a community-based organization in Nome. It’s 2020, and those of us living in the north...

Almost a year ago, Ocean Conservancy released the results of the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). We had reached a new milestone for the annual event: more than one million volunteers around the world coming out to remove trash and plastics from beaches and waterways....

For Immediate Release, August 28, 2020 Contact:Brett Loveman, Mission Blue, bloveman@missionblue.org Todd Steiner, Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Environmental Groups Urge Costa Rica and Ecuador to Create World’s First Bilateral Marine Protected Area ECUADOR — Environmental groups Mission Blue and Turtle Island Restoration Network called on the Ministers of Environment...

One of our main concerns at Ocean Conservancy is climate change and its impacts on our communities, resources and wildlife. Bleaching corals are among the first signs of climate change impacts we have seen have seen in our ocean. And though climate change has been...

The events of the past few months have been a wakeup call for us at Ocean Conservancy. We know that to create lasting, structural change for our ocean and the people that depend on it, we must tackle systemic racism. The murders of George Floyd,...