NRDC Expert Blog

Commerce to Report on Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments

Will report be secret? Will it call for drilling in these treasured ocean areas?

China's New Direction in Domestic Fisheries Management

There’s good news from China about management policies that aim to strengthen domestic fisheries management in China’s ocean waters.

Building a More Diverse Marine Conservation Community

I am very excited to announce that NRDC is teaming up with other environmental organizations to sponsor the Roger Airliner Young (RAY) Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship Program.

Three Immediate Ways to Stave Off Ocean Collapse

Our ocean animals are headed the way of the dinosaurs. Mass extinctions of fish, marine mammals and other aquatic life, could occur within decades.

A Spotlight on Ocean Issues During Capitol Hill Ocean Week and Beyond

This week, at Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), marine professionals, ocean enthusiasts, and government officials will gather to network, talk policy, and increase their knowledge about the state of the world’s oceans. 

The National Ocean Policy Turns Three

With this week of unrelenting heat, many of us are daydreaming about cool ocean breezes and hoping to get away to the beach for the weekend. From the shoreline, we rarely see much happening beyond the breaking waves. But the reality is that our ocean is facing increasing industrialization.