OCEARCH is a non-profit organization with a global reach for unprecedented research on the ocean’s giant
OCEARCH works around the globe to champion the social, economic, and environmental benefits of sustainable fisheries management; protect and encourage sportfishing access as a key catalyst of conservation; support efforts which identify, reduce, and prevent the occurrence of marine debris; and advance ocean research and education.
We believe in a balanced, science-based approach to rebuild, sustain, and conserve our living marine resources. Working with Heads of State, policy makers and conservation organizations in the United States and abroad on ocean-based environmental issues OCEARCH’s cooperative approach focuses on results.
OCEARCH facilitates unprecedented research by supporting leading researchers and institutions seeking to attain groundbreaking data on the biology and health of sharks, in conjunction with basic research on shark life history and migration. The researchers we support work aboard the M/V OCEARCH, a unique 126’ vessel equipped with a custom 75,000 hydraulic lift and research platform, which serves as both mothership and at-sea laboratory.
Pacific bluefin tuna status remains worrying, Pew warns United States
A group of scientists assessing the Pacific bluefin tuna population has determined that it is at just 3.3 per cent of its unfished level, a conclusion that according to the organisation Pew Charitable Trust confirms the species’ severely depleted status.