Oceana has received a 1 million euro donation to support its activities focusing on reducing illegal fishing and plastics pollution, expanding and improving the management and protection of marine protected areas (MPAs) and ensuring sustainable fisheries. The announcement was made at the annual Dutch Postcode Lottery Charity Gala (Goed Geld Gala) held in Amsterdam last Wednesday.
Pascale Moehrle, Executive Director of Oceana in Europe said: “We are so very grateful to the Dutch Postcode Lottery for this chance to further our crucial ocean conservation work. We will use this generous donation to maximise our effectiveness in achieving impact at scale for ocean conservation in Europe”.
More specifically, Oceana will use the money received to focus on four campaigns from 2020-2022. This will include:
Notes to the Editor:
This is the third donation Oceana in Europe has received from the Dutch Postcode Lottery to advance marine conservation. The previous grants, in 2016 and 2017, funded two at-sea research expeditions to the North Sea and provided the results for seven proposals to build a stronger network of marine protected areas in that sea.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery has been raising funds since 1989 in support of organisations focusing on people and the planet. Supporting more than 105 non-governmental organisations, it gives half of its annual turnover to charity, amounting to over 6 billion euros since its foundation.
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