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Since 2003, Oceana has achieved dozens of concrete policy victories for marine life and habitats in Europe. From stopping bottom trawling in sensitive habitat areas to protecting sea turtles from commercial fishing gear, our victories represent a new hope for the world's oceans.

February, 2005

Protección del arrastre de fondo de más de 95,5 millones de hectáreas del Océano Pacífico Norte

El Consejo de Gestión Pesquera del Pacífico Norte cerró a la pesca de arrastre de fondo unos 95,5 millones de hectáreas de océano, donde existen jardines de coral de aguas profundas de reciente descubrimiento. La zona protegida es aproximadamente dos veces el estado de California.

January, 2005

Doubling funding for fishery observers

Thanks largely to Oceana’s efforts, the U.S. Congress doubled the funding available for fishery observer programs in the 2004 federal budget from approximately $14 million to more than $29 million. This included significant increases for Oceana’s top regional priorities, the New England and west coast groundfish fisheries. Since then, Oceana’s efforts have successfully maintained these funding levels despite significant cuts in many areas of the federal budget.

October, 2004

Freno la pesca de arrastre de fondo en los cañones de la costa de Nueva Inglaterra

Tras la campaña realizada por Oceana, el Consejo de Gestión Pesquera del Atlántico Central otorgó protección  al coral de aguas frías de Nueva Inglaterra y los cañones submarinos del Atlántico Central, y prohibió las redes de pesca de fondo del rape.

May, 2004

Stopping cruise ship pollution

Eleven months after the launch of Oceana’s Stop Cruise Pollution campaign, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the second largest cruise ship line in the world, agreed to major reform of its waste treatment practices. This spares the oceans from 25,000 gallons of sewage from toilets and 143,000 gallons of sewage from sinks, galleys and showers every day.

February, 2003

Saving 60,000 Sea Turtles

Oceana successfully pressured the U.S. government to require larger TEDs (turtle excluder devices) on shrimp nets in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Ocean, saving an estimated 60,000 sea turtles a year.