The United States is working with partner nations to combat illegal fishing, protecting a valuable food source and preserving ecosystems.
Learn about some of the most pressing challenges to ocean health, how the U.S. government is working to address them, and what you can do to help.
U.S. scientists have determined that a critically endangered whale is actually a new species. Learn more about the discovery of Rice's whale.
As a part of the U.S. Coast Guard's Operation Southern Cross, the USCGC Stone is making its first patrol in the South Atlantic to combat illegal fishing.
China's dark fishing fleet poses far-reaching threats to legitimate commerce, food security and marine ecosystems, experts say.
Illegal, irregular and unreported fishing hurts more than economies; it also destroys the environment through habitat destruction and overfishing.
The United States is working with international partners to reduce marine litter. Learn more about a new U.S. strategy for tackling this global challenge.
By engaging in illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing around the world, China destroys invaluable marine ecosystems. Learn more here.
The U.S. Coast Guard is combating illegal fishing worldwide with a new strategy that calls for targeted enforcement and greater international cooperation.