06 Nov '12, 3pm

The Health of the Oceans is a Non-Partisan Issue

The Health of the Oceans is a Non-Partisan Issue

Oceana’s ten plus years of campaigning for the oceans bears this out; our biggest victories have come from working with conservatives, liberals and middle of the roaders. President George W. Bush, along with his United States Trade Representative Rob Portman, were big champions behind our efforts to curb destructive fishing subsidies and helped us get the issue on the map at the World Trade Organization. We worked with Senator John Kerry and Senator John McCain to protect sharks. President Sebastián Piñera, Chile’s conservative leader, was a driving force behind Oceana’s historic victory in winning the designation of Sala y Gómez and Easter Island as one of the biggest protected areas in the world. We’ve had knock-down drag-out fights on fisheries regulation in New England with the liberal Congressman Barney Frank and then worked with him to combat seafood fraud. We both f...

Full article: http://oceana.org/en/blog/2012/11/ceo-note-health-of-the-...

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