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Recent Blog Posts

Blog October 2, 2015
A Decade of Creating Large Marine Protected Areas

Across the United States, over 10% of our land has been set aside to protect ... » read more

Blog September 24, 2015
Four ocean animals you probably didn’t know needed protection:

The ocean is a great wilderness that is largely unexplored. Home to some of the ... » read more

Blog September 16, 2015
Is the “Marine Protected Area” label creating the illusion of marine biodiversity conservation?

Marine biologists Mark Costello and Bill Ballantine from Leigh Marine Laboratory in New Zealand recently ... » read more

Blog September 11, 2015
Will President Obama establish the first marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean? We are working on it.

Just eighty miles off the coast of Maine lies the last, best example of what ... » read more

Blog September 9, 2015
Sold at Sea

“To deny any person their human rights is to challenge their very humanity. To impose ... » read more

Recent News Releases

News Release October 5, 2015
Marine Conservation Institute Applauds New Marine Protected Areas Announced at Our Oceans Conference Today

SEATTLE — Today, at the Our Oceans Conference in Valparaiso, Chile, several counties announced new commitments ... » read more

News Release August 19, 2015
New Habitat Protections Will Help Hawaiian Monk Seals Avoid Extinction

HONOLULU— The National Marine Fisheries Service today issued a final rule protecting almost 7,000 ... » read more

News Release July 21, 2015
California, Oregon and Florida Lead in Strongly Protecting Marine Ecosystems; Remaining US States Lag in Conservation Efforts

Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in securing strong protection for the world’s oceans, released ... » read more

News Release June 24, 2015
New Paper Concludes Marine Reserves are the Quickest, Least Expensive and Lowest Risk Option for Mitigating Climate Change Impacts on Deep-Sea Coral Reefs

Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in protecting marine biodiversity, announced an important paper published in ... » read more

News Release May 20, 2015
Marine Conservation Institute Commends Successful Mark Up of the Pirate Fishing Bill (S. 1334) in Senate Commerce Committee

Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in protecting marine biodiversity, applauds Senator Lisa Murkowski and a ... » read more