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Oceans

The world’s oceans support countless forms of life. Unfortunately, oceans and the tens of millions of people who live near them are under threat from oil spills, air pollution, sewage releases, industrial ocean fish farming, and unnatural ocean noise. Friends of the Earth has won regional, national and international limits on air, water and oil pollution from cruise ships, cargo ships, oil tankers, ferries and recreational water craft. We were instrumental in achieving the establishment of air pollution limits for ships near the coasts of the U.S. and Canada, which prohibit the use of dirty bunker fuel — unless alternative compliance methods are employed, such as shorepower or other pollution reduction technologies.
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Californians Denounce Offshore Drilling Plan
Californians Denounce Offshore Drilling Plan

Trump is on a mission to turn over our public waters to the oil industry.

Washington State Senate passes landmark legislation to phase-out industrial ocean fish farms

The Washington State Senate has passed legislation that would phase-out industrial ocean fish farms in state waters. Senate Bill 6086, which was introduced by Senator Kevin Ranker, would ban new leases to Atlantic salmon net pen farms and prohibit the renewal of all existing leases.

Victory against industrial ocean fish farm responsible for massive salmon spill
Victory against industrial ocean fish farm responsible for massive salmon spill

We must stop corporations like Cooke from commercializing our oceans and ravaging the environment.

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Protect the Pacific from Trump
Protect the Pacific from Trump

Offshore oil drilling is a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Industrial Ocean Fish Farming — Bad for the Ocean, Fish, and People
Industrial Ocean Fish Farming — Bad for the Ocean, Fish, and People

Industrial ocean fish farming is looking to take over our oceans and hijack our wild seafood, leaving no room for local fishing communities, tribes, tourism, ship traffic, and recreational anglers.

Arctic shipping policy: What’s wrong with this picture
Arctic shipping policy: What’s wrong with this picture

Often we hear much talk about balancing economic and environmental concerns, and this idea -- which has widespread support -- is referred to as sustainable development. One of the places on earth where there has been substantial discussion of sustainable development is the Arctic. This is because the region contains…

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  • The Dangers of Industrial Ocean Fish Farming
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  • Talking Points: Industrial Ocean Fish Farming
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  • Letter Opposing Nomination of NOAA Administrator
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