Direct Relief In Action

Together, We’ll Turn the Tide

At Biossance, our commitment to the ocean runs deep—from shark-saving ingredient innovation to sustainable, ocean-friendly packaging. Our mission of clean beauty through biotechnology beautifully compliments Oceana’s policy-driven approach to keeping our oceans healthy, safe, and abundant.

What is Oceana?

Founded in 2001, it’s the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Their offices around the world work together to win strategic, directed campaigns that will help make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant.

Since its early days, Oceana has achieved hundreds of concrete policy victories for marine life and habitats. From stopping bottom trawling in sensitive habitat areas to protecting sea turtles from commercial fishing gear, our victories represent a new hope for the world's oceans.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 3 marine mammal species get found entangled in litter, 12-14,000 tons of plastic are ingested by North Pacific fish yearly. [Ellen MacArthur Foundation]
  • In the past 10 years, we’ve made more plastic than the last century. By 2050, the pollution of fish will be outnumbered by our dumped plastic. [Science Advances Magazine]
  • There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste estimated to be in our oceans. 269,000 tons float, 4 billion microfibers per km² dwell below the surface. [National Geographic]
  • In terms of plastic, 8.3 million tons are discarded in the sea yearly. Of which, 236,000 are ingestible microplastics that marine creatures mistake for food. [UNESCO]
  • Plastics take 500-1000 years to degrade; currently 79% is sent to landfills or the ocean, while only 9% is recycled, and 12% gets incinerated. [PNAS]

Everyday Ocean Conservation Tips

Katie Matthews, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist, Oceana

Investigate product origins or ingredients, and if the information is hard to find, ask. Customer demand encourages transparency in sourcing and supply chains, which lets you make more informed choices.”
Melia Manter

Manager, International Communications, Oceana

Bring your own products when you travel! I bring my own shampoo, conditioner, cleansers and moisturizers so I know I won’t contribute to single-use plastics being dumped into our oceans.”
Jon Frank

Director, Global Corporate and Celebrity Partnerships, Oceana

People always ask me about sustainable seafood, and there’s a helpful acronym I picked up: WLLS. It stands for Wild, Little, Local, Shellfish. Buying seafood that meets one or more of those criteria means you can feel pretty good about your seafood consumption.”

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