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

  • Palawan Mayors Welcome Partnership With Oceana Vs Illegal Fishing

    Palawan Mayors Welcome Partnership With Oceana Vs Illegal Fishing

    Local executives in Palawan welcomed the partnership between Oceana, the world's largest international marine advocacy organization, and the League of Municipalities in the Philippines (LMP) to fight, deter, and stop illegal fishing in municipal waters nationwide.

    Narra mayor Lucena Demaala, who is also the president of the LMP in Palawan, said Monday they appreciate the move of Oceana to fight illegal fishing activities.

    Demaala called on other municipalities in the province to support and strengthen the partnership programs to prevent overfishing within their jurisdiction.

    "Syempre, ...

  • Preserving Philippine Marine Life

    Preserving Philippine Marine Life

    The melting of the polar ice caps, frequent and stronger typhoons, the thinning of the ozone layer--these are just some of the telltale signs of Global warming. It is no longer a myth or a conspiracy theory, that?s why more and more individuals are doing their fair share in helping stem the tide. Speaking of tides, here are some organizations dedicated to save Nemo, Dory, and other sea critters.

    Save the Philippine Seas.

    A report on a US-based company that allegedly imported shells, corals, and other endangered marine wildlife from the Indo-Pacific region, which included the Philippines ...

  • Images Of Philippine Rise Now Part Of National Museum Of Natural History Collection

    Images Of Philippine Rise Now Part Of National Museum Of Natural History Collection

    Images of the Philippine Rise Marine Natural Reserve and the Benham Bank are now part of the collection of the National Museum of Natural History.

    The exhibit, called "The Journey Towards the Protection of the Philippines Rise," includes videos and photos of the marine biodiversity and reefscapes of the Philippine Rise.

    The exhibit was donated by Oceana Philippines to the National Museum last November. It is now available for public viewing.

    "This Museum of Natural History was precisely intended to serve as a center of science and education. This museum has, since its opening last May ...

  • Oceana Lauds BFAR On The Issuance Of Manual Of Procedures On Fishery Law Enforcement

    Oceana Philippines welcomed the issuance of Fishery Law Enforcement Manual of Operation by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). The Flemop sets the standard operating procedures for the conduct of preventive and corrective fishery enforcement operations.

    "The value of the Flemop is that it addresses the overlapping functions of multiple enforcement agencies at the national scale," said Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos, vice president of Oceana in the Philippines.

    The Flemop was launched by BFAR in December 2018, coinciding with the first command conference of the Philippine Co ...

  • Pagal: An Ocean Hero

    Pagal: An Ocean Hero

    Things are much different now for the fisherfolk of San Remigio, a third-class municipality located in the northwestern part of Cebu.

    Incidents of illegal fishing have dwindled and the town enjoys bountiful harvests from the seas.

    "Maka-ingon gyud ka nga lahi ra siya sa una. Usahay lagi ang bangka na mismo magtakilid tungod sa kadaghan sa isda nga makuha (You can really say that things are different from before. Sometimes, the boat will tilt because of an abundant catch)," said Norlan Pagal, a 49-year-old sea patroller who is forever bound on a wheelchair.

    In 2015, Pagal - then the Ba ...

  • Vibrant Oceans Initiative Backs Oceana PH Drives

    The Philippines has been selected anew by Bloomberg Philanthropies as one of the priority countries for its Vibrant Oceans Phase II making an investment of USD $86 million, it said in a press statement.

    The fund is to be shared with Australia, the Bahamas, Chile, Fiji, French Polynesia, Indonesia Tanzania, Peru and the United States.

    These countries were chosen because they are home to priority coral geographies, are top fishing nations, and/or are countries where fish is a major food source.

    Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative works with world-class partners to ensure ...