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The Biggest Ever Ocean Plastic Clean Up Just Removed 103 Tons of Waste

The Biggest Ever Ocean Plastic Clean-Up Just Removed 103 Tons of Waste

On a Tuesday morning in late June, a ship pulled into Pier 29 in Honolulu from the largest-ever ocean plastic clean-up. The Ocean Voyages Institute (OVI), a Sausalito, California-based ocean conservation nonprofit, collected 103 tons...
Eating Fish Is Killing Off 90% of Global Dolphin Populations

Eating Fish Is Killing Off 90% of This Ocean’s Dolphin Population

Fewer dolphins are turning up in fishing bycatch. Initially, this might seem like a reason to celebrate. But what this actually indicates, according to a new study, is that the population has declined and...
Joe Rogan: Factory Farming Is the Worst Thing Humans Are Capable Of

Joe Rogan Feels ‘Sick’ Eating Meat From Slaughterhouses

Vegan photographer and director of "The Game Changers," Louie Psihoyos, just appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. The pair discussed climate change, factory farming, and how we might be able to feed the...
Overfishing Ban Could Save the Oceans From Climate Change

Overfishing Ban Could Save the Oceans From Climate Change

A ban on overfishing could protect the oceans and help fight climate change, a new report says. The report, which was commissioned by marine conservation charity Our Fish, looked at literature to assess how ending...
James Cameron’s New Docu-Series Will Make You Ditch Plastic and Seafood

James Cameron’s New Docu-Series Will Make You Ditch Plastic and Seafood

James Cameron is teaming up with National Geographic to make a groundbreaking ocean documentary series, which may convince you to ditch plastic and seafood. Named "Mission OceanX," the six-episode series will follow a hand-picked team...

National Geographic Oceanographer Sylvia Earle Says Clean Seafood and Vegan Alternatives Can Save Our...

National Geographic explorer, marine biologist, and oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle is urging people to eat less seafood and look to sustainable vegan alternatives instead. Speaking at The Good Food Conference in California last week, Earle discussed the future...
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Shark Oil Still Being Used in Cosmetics and Dietary Supplements

Cruelty-free cosmetics may be guaranteed to not test on animals, but there can still be hidden animal-derived ingredients in these products. Shark oil, for example, is found in many common consumer items, from dietary supplements...

Global Food Service Distributor Aramark to Phase-Out Single-Use Plastic

Billion-dollar company Aramark, based in Philadelphia, has committed to downscaling the use of non-recyclable plastic in its operations by 2022. Aramark is a global leader in food, facilities management, and uniforms. To implement its promise to...

Lush Cosmetics Re-Launch Vegan Shark Fin Soap in Honor of Ocean Conservationist and ‘Sharkwater’...

Lush Cosmetics has re-launched its limited edition Shark Fin soap in honor of Rob Stewart, a visionary conservationist, wildlife photographer, educator and filmmaker, who died while diving in 2017. The vegan soap, which re-launched both...
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Fishing and Climate Change Create ‘Urgent’ Need for Ocean Protections, Says New Study

Fish off the coast of Australia are facing rapidly declining populations, says a new study published in the journal Aquatic Conservation. Fish species including bream and snapper have declined by as much as one-third during the...
Your Sushi Is About to Get a Vegan Makeover

Vegan Sashimi Tuna Coming to All 50 States

Updated August 17, 2019. Vegan tuna sashimi made by Ocean Hugger Foods is now available at even more Whole Foods Market locations. The plant-based fish was already available as sushi and sashimi at 40 Whole...

Taiwan Set to Ban All Single-Use Plastic to Protect Oceans

Taiwan has taken a major step towards making oceans cleaner and preserving marine life species. The country's government Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said the nation is set to be eradicated of wasteful single-use plastics...
Lab-Grown Tuna Will Save the Oceans and Save Consumers Money, Says Finless Foods

Lab-Grown Tuna Will Save the Oceans and Save Consumers Money, Says Finless Foods

According to the World Wildlife Fund, more than 85% of global fish stocks in our oceans are “at significant risk of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing,” including species like the Bluefin tuna, which...

Fish Sales Are Falling as Public Seek Healthier Diets, Says New Report

A recent market report has indicated the sales of fresh fish and seafood in Western Europe are falling. Western Europe is now the worst performing region in the world for the sale of fish,...

How to Make Waves This “Sea Week”

This week is (Save The) Sea Week, an annual celebration of our oceans and a reminder that they need our help. Last week, anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd reported that Japan's use of military-grade technology to...

How Our Love of Sushi is Driving the Bluefin Tuna to Extinction

Sushi, once the object of squeamish faces and 'but it's raw!' exclamations, is now a must-have in any supermarket aiming to impress the 'cultured millennial' and deluxe sushi lovers. The sushi industry has been booming...

The Edible, Biodegradable Carrier Bag That’s Safe for Fish to Eat!

Exciting news for anti-plastic environmentalists, our oceans and marine life: an Indonesian based start-up 'Avani' is on a mission to rid the world of plastic bags, and has developed a 100% biodegradable and edible...

Holiday Deep Blues: Are Cruises Killing Marine Life?

This week saw a humpback whale, thought to be a juvenile, impaled on a Princess Cruises ship: an unanticipated passenger as the ship arrived in Alaska. The 6-metre long humpback was harpooned by the 290-metre...