OVI DEPLOYS CLEAN-UP VESSEL TO CENTRAL AMERICA

OVI commends the Governments of Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Columbia in announcing at COP26, the Eastern Tropical Pacific Marine Corridor (CMAR) Initiative. By increasing the size of their protected territorial waters, these Central American Nations have joined together to create a fishing-free corridor covering more than 500,000 sq km (200,000 sq miles) in one …

WinTogether and SAP join forces to benefit Ocean Voyages Institute (OVI), giving donors a chance to Win $50K

Ocean Voyages Institute would like to thank WinTogether and SAP for helping to fundraise for a cleaner ocean. Funds raised in the CLEAN OCEANS CAMPAIGN will go towards OVI’s goal of removing¬†One Million pounds of ghost nets and toxic plastics from our seas. OVI would like to also thank USA Today, Lottery.com, IHeartMedia, the Dollar …

Assembly Bill Would Cut Plastic Trash To Ocean

Assembly bill AB 521¬†introduced this past February aims to clean up marine debris and shift the cost of controlling pollution to the responsibility of the manufacturers who produce it.¬†Introduced by assemblymen Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) and Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), the bill declares plans to identify the products that contribute most to plastic ocean trash, …

Seabirds Study Shows Plastic Pollution Reaching Surprising Levels

<img class="size-medium wp-image-214" title="Albatross Ingests Plastics" alt="chris_jordan_plastic-filled-stomach_albatross" src="http://www.oceanvoyagesinstitute.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/chris_jordan_plastic-filled-stomach_albatross-300×225.jpg" width="300" height="225" srcset="http://www.oceanvoyagesinstitute.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/chris_jordan_plastic-filled-stomach_albatross-300×225 pop over to these guys.jpg 300w, http://www.oceanvoyagesinstitute.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/chris_jordan_plastic-filled-stomach_albatross.jpg 700w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Photo by Chris Jordan Plastic pollution off the northwest coast of North America is reaching the level of the notoriously polluted North Sea, according to a new study led by a researcher …