Oceana Philippines

Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Oceana has offices in the United States, the European Union, Chile, Belize, Brazil and the Philippines. Oceana staff work in their home countries to return oceans to former levels of abundance through the use of science-based solutions. Our scientists work closely with our teams of economists, ...

lawyers and policy experts to achieve tangible results for our oceans.

Oceana Philippines News

  • Protecting Fisheries Yields 30 Times Investment In Cebus Tanon Strait

    Protecting Fisheries Yields 30 Times Investment In Cebus Tanon Strait

    The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) is calling for the continuous drive in protecting Tanon Strait against commercial fishing as Oceana reported 30 times the yield in investment.

    During its regular session on Monday, the Cebu PB passed a resolution sponsored by board member Thadeo Jovito Ouano requesting the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, (DENR) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Central Visayas through the assistance of local government units to continue its drive in protecting Tanon Strait.

    There is a need to intensify the campaign of educating fi ...

  • Catching Tuna The Sustainable Way

    Catching Tuna The Sustainable Way

    Meet Francis Silosia. At 36, he is already the captain of Ryan 628, a medium-scale commercial fishing vessel based in General Santos City, considered as the tuna capital of the Philippines.

    This reporter met him on August 16 on board Ryan 628, which is one of seven commercial fishing vessels owned by a local businessman he works for.

    Silosia, sitting on top of a blue container drum, flashed a smile as we shook hands when we were introduced to each other by Jimely Flores, a marine biologist at Oceana Philippines.

    Silosia and some of the crewmembers were busy preparing for their next fi ...

  • Oceana Pilot Testing Use Of Vessel Monitoring Measures In Negros

    Oceana Pilot Testing Use Of Vessel Monitoring Measures In Negros

    Oceana-Philippines will launch its pilot-testing of the Vessel Monitoring Measures (VMM) in some towns in southern Negros this August.

    Danny Ocampo, oceans campaign manager of Oceana-Philippines, disclosed Wednesday that from Aug. 15 to 18, they will lead in the actual installation of VMM gadgets in commercial fishing vessels in at least eight local government units (LGUs) of Negros Occidental.

    The activity is in coordination with the provincial government of Negros Occidental, Ocampo said.

    The pilot-testing areas include Sipalay, Hinoba-an, Himamaylan, Candoni, Ilog and Cauayan, amon ...

  • Visayan Sea Eyed As PHLs First Fisheries Management Area

    Local government officials in central Philippines want the Visayan Sea to be designated as a fisheries management area (FMA) so it could be protected from illegal fishing and destructive fishing practices.

    Governors and mayors belonging to ?Guardians of the Visayan Sea? have recently committed to protect and restore one of the richest fishing grounds in the Philippines.

    Oceana Philippines, an ocean conservation advocacy non-governmental organization, said it is ?excited? about crafting a management framework for the Visayan Sea.

    The group noted that the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic ...

  • Moving Toward A Blue Economy

    Moving Toward A Blue Economy

    To harness the vast resources offered by the seas and oceans from fisheries to mineral deposits, the Department of Science and Technology-National Academy of Science and Technology (DOST-NAST) expressed support to the so-called ?blue economy? by focusing on more research and development activities.

    Economist Dr. Ronald U. Mendoza, Dean of Ateneo de Manila University?s School of Government, urged science experts and the government to invest enough in the marine sector, and to use ?not only science but also economics.?

    In a recent scientific meeting with the theme, ?Attaining Sustainable D ...

  • Virgilio Aviso, Tanon Strait Ocean Hero 2017, Amlan Negros Oriental

    Virgilio is a good man. Whatever he wants to do he focuses on it. The Tandayag Marine Sanctuary in 2000 is considered as the worst managed marine protected area. Eventually in 2006 is rate as the best managed marine sanctuary, Virgilio leadership and his fellow fisherfolk in the are responsible on it.