Polluting Plastics Ban, Good News from Davos

Polluting Plastics Ban, Good News from Davos

A new report released by the New Plastics Economy Initiative at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month, recommends replacing commonly used plastics like polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) with less harmful alternatives....
Resilient Marine Ecosystems – Hope Spots

Resilient Marine Ecosystems – Hope Spots

We are all aware of the massive, negative affects that global warming and climate change are wreaking on our Ocean Environment. Coral Bleaching events like the massive loss of coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 (see 2016 the Hottest Year in Recorded...
Marine Migrations Magnified by Ocean Warming

Marine Migrations Magnified by Ocean Warming

We have become aware of the many changes that are occurring in our oceans because of rising temperatures; coral bleaching, increased acidification affecting shellfish, and lethal toxins that can be found in shellfish in warmer waters. However what fishermen have been...
Solar Energy Industry is Shining Bright

Solar Energy Industry is Shining Bright

Solar Employs More Workers Than Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Combined According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report, jobs in the solar energy industry now outnumber those in the coal, oil and natural gas industries...
Sustainable Seafood, Everything You Need to Know

Sustainable Seafood, Everything You Need to Know

Info to Help You Make Sustainable Seafood Choices One of the most important issues in keeping our Ocean healthy is maintaining fish populations at sustainable levels. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide depend on seafood as the main protein in their diet and...
Big Ocean Stories of 2016

Big Ocean Stories of 2016

2016 Set Records for Ocean Action Wow, what a tremendous year for Ocean Action, both positive and negative. The BlueOcean.net team felt the absolute necessity to do a wrap-around of the 12 most important Big Ocean Stories of 2016, that are affecting you and the ocean....
Marine Protected Areas:  Giant Leap for Fish Kind

Marine Protected Areas: Giant Leap for Fish Kind

MPA Expansion Took A Great Leap Forward in 2016 They’ve been studied for years. And it’s been proven that one of the most effective ways to increase fish stocks and stop the downward trajectory of ocean ecosystems is to establish and effectively manage...
Illegal Fishing On the Hook in 2016

Illegal Fishing On the Hook in 2016

A treaty was signed,  new technologies were launched, and economic pressure put into place to fight global illegal fishing in 2016. Illegal, unreported and undocumented (IUU) fishing endangers legitimate fishing industries, undermines responsible fisheries management...