The United States and regional allies are committed to keeping the sea lanes open in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most important international straits.
The United States is working with partners to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing around the world. Here's how.
Through 'shiprider' agreements, Pacific island nations can combat illegal fishing, drug smuggling and human trafficking with help from U.S. ships.
The tall-sail ship Eagle serves a dual purpose for the U.S. Coast Guard, training its recruits in traditional sailing skills and representing the U.S. as a floating ambassador.
A U.S.-backed project helped improve fishing hatcheries in the Philippines. People now have livelihoods due to the project and others will have access to the research.
Modern maritime law grew out of a big question: How much should a state control beyond its coasts? States control a narrow band of territorial waters; international waters belong to no one.
A 16-year moratorium on commercial fishing in the central Arctic Ocean is one tool to protect the Arctic and its resources.
Marine animals around the world are threatened by plastic trash overwhelming our oceans. Download this free Earth Day poster and spread the word!
The unsightly plastics that clog the ocean and defile beaches often cannot be recycled. One major U.S. company has a plan to recycle one soda can or bottle for every one sold, while another has pioneered a novel way to recycle beach plastic.