First-Ever World Tuna Day – May 2, 2017

First-Ever World Tuna Day – May 2, 2017

After 5 years of persistent campaigning in the Pacific region by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), the United Nations General Assembly voted in December 2016 to officially observe World Tuna Day, beginning May 2, 2017.  Word Tuna Day does not encourage eating...
First World Ocean Festival Comes To NYC

First World Ocean Festival Comes To NYC

By land and by sea, the inaugural World Ocean Festival will take place on June 4, in New York City to kick off The Ocean Conference to be held June 5-9, 2017.  The new public event was revealed on April 11 at United Nations Headquarters during a press briefing by...
South China Sea on the Brink of Disaster

South China Sea on the Brink of Disaster

The South China Sea has been in the news a lot lately.  Mostly because of the geopolitical tensions that have arisen with China’s claim over the largest part of the sea and its occupation of numerous islands and atolls. A case filed last year by the Philippines with...
What You Can Do to Stop Ocean Plastic Debris

What You Can Do to Stop Ocean Plastic Debris

Mission Blue recently conducted a poll of its supporters and allies, asking us what we think is the most pressing ocean issue: An overwhelming majority said “Ocean Plastic.” Coincidentally, last week at the Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali (Feb 20-24, 2017), the...