Last week the House Natural Resources Committee made a crucial move to keep illegal fish out of the United States market.  The committee voted unanimously to advance Congresswoman Bordallo’s bill, H.R. 774, the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015, which contains vital implementing legislation for the Port State Measures Agreement (PMSA). 

Sometimes years of work come down to one moment. This happened on Monday, when Oceana and the University of Chicago Abrams Environmental Law Clinic filed a petition with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requesting an investigation into Royal Dutch Shell’s disclosures about the company’s plans to drill for oil in the U.S. Arctic Ocean. Shell’s plans for the Arctic Ocean are risky and expensive—potentially costing investors billions of dollars—and they take a gamble with the health of one of the most fragile and important ocean ecosystems in the world.

Last summer, I had a counterintuitive ocean moment. At the invitation of Hansjörg Wyss, I flew to Denver, connected to Idaho Falls, rented a four wheel drive pickup truck, and drove three hours north and east, deep into wide open Montana big sky country. My goal? To discuss with the Wyss foundation how saving the oceans helps protect terrestrial biodiversity.

What do top business leaders and professional golfers have in common? A lot, it turns out. Author and Oceana supporter Elisa Gaudet explores this interesting connection in great detail in in her latest book, “Two Good Rounds TITANS: Leaders in Industry & Golf.” Through interviews and photographs with PGA/ LPGA TOUR Pro golfers and 33 of the world’s top CEOs, Gaudet uncovers how they are connected: through passion, competition and persistence.